What is a Care Plan?

A Care Plan visit at Memory & Movement Charlotte is an annual one-on-one visit for the primary care partner or caregiver, an MMC nurse practitioner or physician assistant, and a family care navigator.

  • Patients do not attend this one-hour appointment.
  • Annual Care Plans typically improve the quality of life for the patient and caregiver.
  • The appointment is covered by Medicare if the patient meets the criteria below:
    • a diagnosis of cognitive impairment/dementia
    • has primary or secondary Medicare insurance
    • has had an appointment with an MMC provider in the last 3 months
    • has not had a Care Plan visit in the previous 6 months
    • is not under hospice care
  • Patients who do not have Medicare will have an out-of-pocket expense for a Care Plan visit. If the patient does not have Medicare, please let your provider know or notify the office to discuss alternative payment options.

TOPICS DISCUSSED

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Main concerns and goals
  • Advance Directives
  • Home environment
  • Safety assessment with recommendations
  • Strategies for behavior, personal care,and communication
  • Caregiver stress
  • Community resources

AFTER THE VISIT

A written Care Plan is provided to put in the binder for future reference.

TO SCHEDULE

Please call the office or talk to your provider at the next appointment.