Hi all. I would appreciate any input/help I can have on my problem. I am a social worker, new to a facility (less than a week) and came into a poorly run department ect. No orientation. Anyhow, I learned the way they were doing care plans were call the families due for one and they call back for an appointment. If they didn't call, the care conference doesn't happen. Just to give you an idea the extent of the problem, there were probably 15 care conferences due this week. FOUR called back so 4 were reviewed.
In our meeting today, I explained we have to do them 2 days a week due to the sheer number of people and reminded everyone that even if families/res don't show up the interdisciplinary team still has to meet and REVIEW the care plan. My question is...at my old facility, the policy was at least for admissions to have care conference within 14 days of admission. At regulation is within 21 days. And for LTC every 90 days thereafter. However, the MDS coordinator (who btw, quit and last day was today) stated I "had to be careful with changing the dates because of the VB2....maybe it was VB4" That if that isn't in alignment with the care conference date we can get in trouble or something. What is VB2 or VB4? And what in relation does it impact the care conference dates or vice versa? I don't want us to get tagged, but I think the fact that we aren't having care conferences for 75% of the residents is far worse. Not to mention the fact I haven't been able to locate ANY care plans for one unit. When I asked no one seemed to know. And we WILL get tagged for that. Someone please enlighten me about this VB2/VB4. Thanks.