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Transcript for Scenario 3: Care Planning

This video is tutorial on how to use the My Dementia Companion PRO to Care Plan, including development and review


It also showcase

  • Search and 'Planning' feature, and 

  • How this can be incorporated into Care Plan itself and progress notes.

Welcome to My Dementia Companion PRO tutorial on how to use the tool to develop a care plan from scratch or review your existing care plan. Gathering some background information will help you feel more confident and give the family reassurance that you can support them on their journey.


Let's take 'hallucination' as an example, which is common, requires support and strategies for carers and the care teams.


Once you search or select a relevant hallucination result, start working through the Sections that are relevant. When you make your selection, you can see more detailed information, including videos, links and even Care Tips, which can give you more practical strategies.


Using the client's goals, assessed needs and the strategies, you've identified you can develop a care plan that will plan for this know changed behavior to support the care worker and provide a better client outcome to a critically needed service, such as respite.


Reviewing of care and services can also involve ad hoc or unplanned events that could easily be reviewed using the tool to identify strategies. This example shows an unmet need of to be able to navigate around the home.


A quick search for 'signs' locates a link for you to share download or purchase dementia friendly signs to help. It's that simple. Don't forget to update your progress notes of the wonderful work you're doing.


Starting with a blank canvas, limited referral (or assessment) information or maybe you want to do a full review?


No problem, use the 'Planning' tab in the menu to step through relevant health Domains based on the Department of Health and Age Care. This feature will prompt you to ask questions and identify any unmet needs, so nothing is missed.


An example of someone needing support with Activities of Daily Living, simply click on that Domain and all relevant Topics will appear to guide you, including early stage strategies such as cooking and meal preparation, memory aids and more.


Don't forget to Share or print any relevant information as a follow-up.


Note that the PRO is an important tool and ensures teams are sourcing evidence-based, quality and up-to-date information from the same place. The PRO app should be used as a prompt to support professional training and judgment. Expand and collapse Sections by clicking on the heading to help you orientate yourself. If you're not sure where you are in the app, just click on the 'Home; tab to go back to the journey view. Learn more tips and tricks in the 'Welcome to PRO! Start tutorial here'. And don't forget, you can contact us via the 'Questions?' button, 'Chat' icon or 'Suggestions' link located in each Section. Thank you for doing the wonderful work you do and being dementia change makers!


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

  • More handy user tips here, including shortcuts/ app icons, scenarios, sharing, tips and trips, and more

  • Contact us if you have any questions via the “Questions?” button or the chat icon within the tool, email us or sms/call us 0406 257 729 during business hours.​

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