Case Management

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Every good journey needs a compass. And the journey toward living a fulfilled life is no different. Case management provides guidance and support to clients on the path to wellness. Ultimately, the goal of case management is helping clients find their way to a healthy and self-reliant future.

Davis Behavioral Health is committed to providing comprehensive mental health case management services, ensuring a person-centered plan for each client. Our dedicated team of qualified case managers specializes in adult case management, teen case management and children case management, serving as a crucial safety net for individuals facing mental illness.

We prioritize the well-being of our clients, striving for their success in all aspects of life. Our person-centered approach involves tailoring individualized plans that address the unique needs and goals of each person under our care. Whether it’s adult case management or children case management, our team acts as advocates, offering support and closely monitoring the progress of every individual.

At Davis Behavioral Health, we recognize the importance of a holistic and person-centered plan in promoting mental health and overall well-being. Our commitment extends to creating a supportive environment where individuals dealing with mental illness can thrive. Contact us today to discover how our mental health case management services can make a positive impact on your journey to wellness.

What Is Case Management in Mental Health?

A case manager is a mental health professional who works intimately with clients to help develop personalized treatment plans that will meet the unique needs of an individual on the path toward recovery. To do so, case managers often perform assessments to get a better understanding of a client’s current mental health concerns, personal issues and any psychosocial triggers. With this information, case managers may help clients coordinate with other mental or health care professionals to ensure good overall wellbeing.

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Primary Functions of Case Managers

Case management involves four primary functions that center on mutual understanding and thoughtful communication. While all case managers’ workloads and responsibilities will differ, there are some mental health case management best practices and tasks that most perform on a routine basis.

1. Assessment

First, a mental health case manager gets to know the client. The professional, yet caring, relationship formed shines light on the client’s needs, goals and situation. Case managers develop these relationships by conducting interviews and completing a range of assessments or a simple overview of one’s mental health history.

An important part of a case manager’s assessment of a client will include looking into the day-to-day stressors that are impacting his or her emotional wellbeing. This may include personal relationships, employment status, daily living skills, physical health, education, personal safety and how someone deals with stressors.

2. Development

After the assessment process, the case manager can develop a personalized roadmap of compassionate care, or, in some cases, plan for crises. A treatment plan may include substance abuse intervention, mental health support, psychotherapy or physical health treatment. The case manager carefully evaluates the client’s progress, ensures adherence to prescribed treatment and helps to facilitate communication between care professionals, the patient and any family involved.

During the development of a treatment plan, a case manager may also introduce the client to a range of resources that can be accessed by the client themselves. This helps with a push toward eventual self-sufficiency and empowerment, showing the client that it is possible to have future success under their own power. Some case managers may offer assistance, such as providing information about local food pantries or housing options, assisting with creating and printing a resume to help obtain employment or walking through the process of scheduling medical or mental health appointments.

3. Evaluation

A case manager also carefully evaluates the client’s progress and ensures adherence to prescribed treatment. By evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment plan, a case manager can determine if it is working for the client, making adjustments as needed. Rarely is the first stab at a treatment plan a perfect fit, and it often takes some trial and error to figure out the best path to success.

Regular check-ins and follow-ups with clients are the most common ways that case managers evaluate the current status of their clients. This may involve a regular meeting between case manager and client, as well as in-depth discussions of what is working and what may need to change.

4. Coordination

Case managers help to facilitate communication between care professionals, the client and any family involved. For many clients, mental health treatment can be complicated and difficult to manage on their own. The coordination services provided by a case manager can spell the difference between success and failure for many clients. Having a single point of contact can significantly simplify a client’s treatment process, allowing them to focus on recovery and a return to positive living, rather than trying to remember appointments, prescriptions and even legal obligations all on their own.

A Road to Self-Sufficiency

The end goal of any case manager is to lead their clients to self-sufficiency. For some clients, case management is a long-term process, while others only require assistance for a short period. Neither scenario is right or wrong. Over time, case managers aim to put more control into their clients’ hands, giving them the tools to handle their own mental health journeys.

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Davis Behavioral Health Can Help

Case management services for mental health may not be for everyone, but if you think it could be a step in the right direction for you or a loved one, contact Davis Behavioral Health today.

Let us help guide you or your loved ones to a rich and fulfilling life.

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