Life Care Planning

What is a Life Care Plan?

A Life Care Plan is a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs [Deutsch PM 2010].  

Through methods such as thorough review and analysis of the individual’s available medical treatment history, research on standards of care, in-person interview with the affected individual and/or family members when indicated, coordination with medical treatment providers, and evaluation of the living environment, a Certified Life Care Planner is able to determine and explain the present and future cost projections for care and services associated with:

  • Medical procedures and evaluations
  • Medications
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Durable medical equipment and supplies
  • Transportation
  • Structural and environmental modifications to the residence
  • Community support services
  • Home care and assistance
  • Replacement services

Certified Life Care Planner

As a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) by the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC), Jody Malcolm of Malcolm & Associates is experienced in developing comprehensive Life Care Plans for establishing monetary damages in workers’ compensation claims as well as personal injury, medical malpractice, and general liability cases.

At Malcolm & Associates, our thorough attention to detail and in-depth analysis ensures an injured or chronically ill individual receives only the most appropriate medical services over the duration of his or her life expectancy.  Our Life Care Planning expertise includes but is not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Amputations
  • Birth injuries

  • Neurologic injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Psychiatric/psychological trauma
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Chronic illness

Additionally, we can provide services in which we review an opposing life care planner’s work product to determine if the findings are consistent with established industry standards and representative of the specific case at hand.  Given the largest source of financial damages in a legal matter are often attributable to future medical treatment needs, it is reasonable and appropriate to have a qualified expert scrutinize the opposing party’s work product.

Given our specialization in the areas of Life Care Planning and Vocational Rehabilitation, we can provide our clients with a unique and highly-effective combined report to address current and future medical needs as well as the individual’s employability and earning capacity.

Looking for a Certified Life Care Planner?

Please contact us at 410-442-0280 or complete a referral located on our Forms page