Jody M. Masterson is a certified rehabilitation nurse (CRRN) consultant with over 20 years of experience working with attorneys, patients and medical professionals in preparing comprehensive life care plans for the catastrophically injured and disabled. Ms. Masterson is also a Fellow in the International Academy of Life Care Planners (FIALCP). This is a designation awarded to those whose life care plans have been peer reviewed. It also evaluates professional association involvement, educational presentations, mentorship, research and expert witness testimony. Ms. Masterson has over 40 years of clinical nursing experience and holds a Masters degree in nursing (MSN).
A life care plan is a document which outlines present and future care needs with their associated costs based on a comprehensive medical record review, rehabilitation assessment, contact with treating professionals, medical experts and research of costs. The goal of the life care plan is to provide individualized care for the individual to function at their highest level of independence in a safe environment with dignity and respect. The categories of future care may include the following: Medical Care, Therapies, Psychological Counseling, Supplies and Equipment, Medications, Diagnostic Studies, Hospitalizations/ER Visits/Procedures, Skilled Nursing Care, Attendant Care, Case Management, Transportation, Home Modifications, Residential Placement Option and Special Education Services Option. This document can be used for expert testimony, Special Needs Trust implementation, life care plan implementation and care coordination.