A care plan is a document that outlines your needs and goals.
Whether you are living in your home or in an aged care home, it’s your blueprint for better aged care.
A care plan contains details about your medical, social and emotional requirements and specifies how you wish your services to be delivered.
Aged care providers are required to work with you to develop a care plan.
That care plan must be reviewed every 12 months.
You can request a care plan review whenever your circumstances change.
Providers will only deliver care as it is stated in the agreed care plan.
When developing a care plan, it’s important to make your preferences clear. Provide information about any equipment you need, any services you wish to continue or any groups that you wish to remain connected with.
Information on the types of services and equipment that can be provided by your aged care service can help you make an informed choice about your care.
You can find this information in the programme manuals available under the toolkit’s Your aged care options section.
Documents and external links
Learn more about care planning. These documents and websites offer help, strategies, and practical information. Brief descriptions are provided for each document or link.
Ongoing assessment and planning
Read about what ongoing assessment and planning means in your care from the Aged Care Quality Standards, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
Use the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care website to learn the importance of ongoing assessment and care discussions for older people in residential aged care to ensure your care needs are being met.