Cost of Future Care Assessment

What is a Life Care Plan (Cost of Future Care)?

“A Life Care Plan is a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs, for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs.” – International Conference on Life Care Planning and the International Academy of Life Care Planners (adopted 1998, April):  Definition of Life Care Planning.

The development of a comprehensive Life Care Plan is provided as a clear, concise, and sensible presentation of the complex requirements of an individual.  A Life Care Plan documents current and future medical needs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury, or who have chronic health care needs.

The goals of a comprehensive Life Care Plan are to:

  • Improve and maintain the clinical state of the individual;
  • Prevent secondary complications;
  • Provide the clinical and physical environment for optimal recovery;
  • Provide support for the individual’s family; and
  • Provide a disability management program aimed at preventing unnecessary complications and minimizing the long-term care needs of the individual.

Other factors considered in creating a Life Care Plan are the physical and social environments in which the individual lives, as well as their personality, culture, and cognitive abilities.  A Life Care Plan report includes a physical assessment and provides reasonable costs for the recommendations made in the supporting medical documentation and by the assessing Therapist. This assessment is most commonly used during court proceedings to determine an appropriate settlement amount.

We provide Cost of Future Care Reports in the Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George and Kamloops areas.