Care Conferences: A Critical Step to Person-Centered Care

By Emily Royalty-Bachelor - October 16, 2019

Care conferences: maybe you’re familiar with them. Maybe you even attend them on a regular basis. But are you confident that your care conferences are meeting their intended purposes and making good use of everyone’s time? Here are some important details you need to know about hosting your care conferences as efficiently, yet thoroughly, as possible.

 

What are care conferences?

Care conferences (or care plan meetings) are gatherings of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and the resident and/or their representative, during which they review a resident’s plan of care and adjust it as necessary. Care conferences are usually completed upon admission, and then once per quarter, following the MDS schedule.