Vision in care plan

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by glm777 glm777 Member

If a resident cannot participate at all in the visual screening due to severe cognitive deficits, we code vision as "highly Impaired" on the MDS. Would you proceed to the care plan? What would be the goal? Thanks!

Talino

Talino

Specializes in ER CCU MICU SICU LTC/SNF. 1,005 Posts

Similar goals you would apply to a severely impaired cognition

Risks factors:

  • Accidents / injuries
  • Isolation, deprivation of psychosocial stimulation
  • Loss or deprivation of ADL functions
  • Deterioration in health maintenance

NurseMellie

NurseMellie

63 Posts

Do they wear glasses? Even if you can't determine the accuracy of the glasses, you still put them on the careplan, a goal may be something as simple as tolerating use and no signs of eye infection.