Why You May Want to Draw up a Life Care Plan for Your Child with Cerebral Palsy September 8, 2012.

Many medical malpractice attorneys advise families who have a child with cerebral palsy to draw up a life care plan, so their child’s future needs are accounted for.

Life Care Plan and Planners

A life care plan projects your child’s needs for the rest of their life. For a complete life care plan to be put in place, a certified life care planner should be hired. In Cleveland, medical malpractice attorneys may be able to provide recommendations on life care planners who can provide an accurate and dependable plan for your child.

Details of a Life Care Plan

Your child’s specific plan should take many aspects into account. Your life care planner should conduct research on the type of medical and assistive treatment that may be needed at various stages of your child’s life. This will help provide an accurate estimate on your child’s care, needs and the related costs.

Areas a life care plan should consider may include:

  • routine and future medical care;
  • mediations;
  • types of therapy and continual evaluations;
  • home care;
  • facility care and/or special care programs;
  • assistive devices; and
  • transportation.

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