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Scenario 3: Care Planning


Developing and reviewing quality care plans, and then communicating about them is key to good care. It is also an important compliance requirement!

You can use the PRO to help you develop and review comprehensive care plan by using:

a.    Searching
b.    ‘Planning’ tab

Note, the information on this page can also be applied to any other Reporting or Planning process undertaken by a care professional, e.g. allied health, nursing staff etc.

You can watch the video or read the text below on how to use the 2 methods.

see transcript here.

How to use PRO in care planning?

a. Care Planning using Search


Using the search feature is the easiest way to get started on care planning:

1.    Identify all the key needs or risks in the assessment, e.g. from a MAC referral below

Referral and Care Plan | My Dementia Companion PRO

2.    Search those keywords and identify relevant strategies from the PRO

3.    Share with the carer the information AND add the strategies into your care plan (or report) e.g. hallucination.


Note, pic below is in mobile view. Same principle in desktop view.

Care Plan Development | My Dementia Companion PRO

Similarly when review a Care Plan, you can also search keywords and identify relevant strategies from the PRO, then Share with the carer. Don't forget to update care plan or progress notes (or reports) with the strategies e.g. signages for bathrooms & toilets etc.

Care Plan Review | My Dementia Companion PRO
b. Using the Planning feature

Sometimes the assessment notes may have limited information and not enough details for you to search. It may include words such as ‘help with ADL’. Or may be you would like to do a full review. Where do you start?

The PRO’s ‘Planning’ feature can help prompt you:


1.    Click on ‘Planning’ tab

2.    The middle column shows a list of Department of Health Domains, which should roughly match the headings in your blank care planning template

3.    You can click on the relevant Domain e.g. ADL in early stages -> select Topic ‘Simple techniques to cope with changes’ -> a list of Sections will represent a checklist of needs or risks that can act as prompting questions

  • such as, does the client need help with cooking, memory aids, wayfinding etc.?

  • When clicked, each Section will contain evidence-based and contemporary strategies for out share or print off for them.

Care Plan using Planning feature | My Dementia Companion PRO


  • The scenarios do not cover all of the content in My Dementia Companion, nor all the ways it could be used. Please keep exploring!

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