Adult Case Management
“There are so many ways case management has been helpful. It’s nice to
know I always have someone on my side and that there is someone you can call
who always has your back.” ~Consumer of
Community Care’s Adult Case Management Program~
Care offers two types of Adult Case Management: Behavioral Health Home Services
and Community Integration Services.
Behavioral Health Home Services
The Behavioral Health Home
(BHH) case management model also provides services to clients in the community
and in their home. In addition to helping individuals with serious and
persistent mental illness maintain in the community, this model also focuses on
helping clients ensure that their medical needs are met because, statistically,
those who suffer from serious mental illness also tend to have higher medical
needs. In the BHH program, a team works together, including medical
personnel, to assist individuals in improving their emotional and physical
health by attending to unmet medical needs with a service goal of improving
consumer wellness. Areas that can be addressed by the team include, but
are not limited to:
Housing – Support in obtaining/maintaining housing. Exploration of
housing options; assistance with filling out applications; help in locating
apartments; helping with landlord interactions; and support in locating
financial assistance for housing.
Financial – Support in exploring potential financial assistance resources.
Assistance in accessing fuel assistance, SSDI, and food stamps; assistance
gathering and completing applications; help in locating local resources such as
food banks and clothing banks; help in budgeting/managing financial resources.
Employment/Vocational/Education – Support in exploring goals for employment/other vocational
opportunities. Assistance job searching and completing job applications;
assistance in exploring educational opportunities; assisting in the application
and financial aid application process.
Mental and Physical Health – Assistance in identifying services that may be helpful in
ensuring that your physical and mental health needs are addressed. We use
a Health Information Exchange to better coordinate services with health
Transportation – Assistance in exploring transportation options available to you
and help in accessing those services.
Building a Support Network – Assistance in building a network of social and natural
Care Integration – Community Care’s BHH
team has the knowledge and experience to help you navigate what can be a
confusing and intimidating health care system. Our Nurse Care Manager,
Medical Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner work to ensure clients
are receiving medical services that meet their needs. Case managers are
trained to support clients in working with, and communicating with, their
medical providers. We partner with medical providers so that our clients
receive the best services to meet there mental health and medical needs.
To receive Behavioral
Health Home Services, the individual must have full MaineCare coverage; must be
18 years of age or older, or an emancipated minor and have a mental health
diagnosis. An assessment can be provided if there is not an identified mental
health diagnosis to determine if the individual is eligible for the
Community Integration Services:
*It is not necessary for those seeking Community Integration
Services to have MaineCare coverage.
Community Integration is
intended for individuals who need support in caring for their mental health and
life needs. The support offered includes assisting the individual in managing
the daily life stressors that arise. The case manager provides this service in
the individual’s home, or any another setting of the individual’s choice.
Together, the adult and their case manager identify those areas in which the
individual would like assistance. Areas that can be addressed by the case
manager include, but are not limited to (please
see descriptions above):
Building a Support Network
To receive Community Integration Services, the
individual must be 18 years of age or older, or an emancipated minor and have a
mental health diagnosis. An assessment can be provided if there is not an
identified mental health diagnosis to determine if the individual is eligible
for the service.
Providing Services in
Greater Bangor, Bucksport, Skowhegan, and Ellsworth areas
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