The paper finally concludes with benefits and limitations of strategic planning with respect to domiciliary care service organisations.
Public and nonprofit organisations and communities should embrace strategic planning and management as ways of improving performance in terms of thinking, acting, and learning. Major roles must be played by various individuals and groups for strategic planning to work. Nonprofit organisations providing domiciliary care services need to work in collaboration with many external agencies such as Trusts who fund, clients, general public, government regulators, etc to run their operations, and this requires commitment by all associated agencies and groups to realize a shared vision. For this, strategic planning will help in incorporating the vital elements such as clear goals, adequate resources, enthusiasm, and commitment. Strategic planning must be institutionalized in a particular manner so that strategic thinking, acting, and learning are encouraged and embraced across an entire organisation. Through strategic planning strategies are formed and realized out of a variety of sources like the vision of new leaders, intuition, group, learning, innovation, what already works, chance etc.
Domiciliary care organisations are committed to be responsive to government policies, and assist in achieving their vision for health and wellbeing of the society. Their main goals are to achieve better population health, better primary healthcare, greater access to home-based care, and health programs tailored to meet the specific needs of vulnerable population groups. Their programs are specifically aimed at elderly patients and people with physical and learning disabilities of all ages. These goals are achieved through planned strategies that are person-centric, timely, appropriate, accessible, effective, and safe. To achieve these goals, the public and nonprofit organisations work closely interconnected, thus