Writing a SMART goal with your client

Below is an example of how you can translate your SMART goal and action steps onto the Care Plan. Documenting action steps in a sequential way will help clients track their progress towards their goal.

Goal: By the end of the week, Derrick will have taken all of his medication each day between noon and 3 p.m.

Action Step Responsible Party Target Date Outcome Outcome Date
Purchase pill box Client 11/8/14
Completed?
11/8/14
Fill pill box Client 11/8/14
Completed?
11/8/14
Find a place to store the pillbox that is safe, dry, and easy to access on a daily basis Client 11/8/14
Completed?
11/8/14
Take pills every day between noon and 3 p.m. Client
Completed?
Check Derrick’s pill box to make sure that he has taken all his pills for the week Patient Navigator
Completed?