I need help in writing a care plan. Who to turn to?

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Official care plan in place before the caregiver walks in the door on the first day.

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Dave, Heard you when you said: "Care plan based upon our combined needs"
I am thinking on your statement. Care to elaborate so that someone here can assist you to find what you are asking for? In the meantime, once help shows up at the door, won't your own needs be more able to be taken care of by self?
Do you have an illness that needs care? Sorry that you are going through this.
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Online: Nursing Care Plan for Alzheimer's, downloadable Dave.
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The reason you may be over-thinking this Dave, is that some care-givers, companion-aides will not have the education to discern the written care plan, but may have the hands-on experience required to get the job done. They may also have a special connection to their client/charge/patient that cannot be put in words, or in writing. If you write up the care plan with every detail covered, you may scare some very good caregivers away. For example: Here's a grocery list, go to the store. Vs: Whatever it may be that you are planning to write up?
Let people here walk you through it, Dave.
Now, is there a little panic going on, a touch of caregiver burn-out happening with you? I just have a feeling, because you come across as super competent, no one would guess.
If worse comes to worse and a caregiver arrives that day with no plan, show her where things are, and the next day leave and come back 4 hours later. Then, you will fast-test (and save a lot of time) whether they will sink or swim. That will allow the caregiver to work without supervision. Yes? (Of course, the caregiver has great references).
Now, I am going to send you a hug, just in case you do need to let some things go a little.
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Dave, are you going on vacation or deciding to stop doing everything for your wife? Will you still coordinate her care?
If your doctor Rx's physical therapy, occupational therapy to come to the home, insurance may pay for that for a time. All these helps can save caregiver time and money. Get a team together. R, do you have a room in the house for a live-in caregiver?
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Safety issues: Supervise the patient constantly, don't leave her alone.
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A nursing student (R.N.) is often required to write a care plan as a final exam. Go find a nursing student at the local college that offers nursing. Or, go to their bookstore and obtain the nursing diagnosis manual (or other book). Try Amazon online/nursing diagnosis/care plan. You are already doing a fine job writing these things out. One suggestion though: prioritize. It would be much more urgent to get bathing done, say for example, than to organize a photo alblum.
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Dave, start by keeping a simple list of every task you perform tomorrow as you do them. date, time, what you are doing. That is a simple starting point.
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Dave, are you overthinking this? I understand that you know her needs better than anyone but is it really that complicated? You said you are running yourself ragged trying to rationalize the irrational behaviors.........You can't rationalize the behavior of dementia. It's unpredictable and, as you stated "Irrational".

You seem to be trying to develop some sort of business plan for caregiving. It doesn't make sense to me to approach it this way. Establish a plan, certainly. But this is not a group of machines to be programmed or assigning tasks and goals to people who all work in the same office.
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Aides will care for the patient, but they do not chauffer them around or do dishes or laundry or leave to go shopping or clean closets or care for plants. The list should be only the care that SHE needs, not general household stuff.
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Dave, you're on the right track with the list of activities that you provided. Do you think you need more assistance or explanation, and if so, how can I help?
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