The Importance of SMART Goals in Care Planning AAPACN Article / Clinical Care Solutions / DNS / MDS 3.0 and the RAI Process / Post-Acute Care News April 12, 2017 April 12, 2017 Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Get SMART. It’s more than just the name of a ‘60s TV show about a bumbling secret agent. It’s also an important philosophy in long-term care. Specifically, SMART goals are an essential component of person-centered...Oops! This is member-only content. Please login, sign up for a full membership, or sign up for a free 30-day trial membership to access this content.