The definition of case management is a coordinated, individualized approach that links individuals with appropriate services to address their specific needs. By helping them achieve their goals, individuals can get the assistance they need.
Case Management for those with substance use disorders can be effective because it helps them find the means to stay in treatment. It can help with barriers to treatment such as a lack of childcare or housing, and helps to identify medical, psychosocial, behavioral, and functional needs, and then works directly and/or through community resources to address these needs.
Case management offers a single point of contact with the health and social services, and can assume responsibility for coordinating the care of patients who receive services from multiple agencies. It is patient-centered and individualized. Case managers are familiar with a patient’s experiences, situation, and stressors, and can therefore anticipate their needs —helping them set reasonable goals (the services they need.
Learn more about Case Management at Resolutions Therapy.