It is the vision of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare-Division of Behavioral Health (Department) to provide a comprehensive, integrated, community-based, behavioral health system of care that promotes self-determination, empowerment, recovery, and the highest possible level of consumer participation in work, relationships, and all aspects of community life.
D E F I N I T I O N I O F I C A S E I M A N A G E M E N T
Case management is a collaborative process that assesses, plans, links, coordinates, monitors, and advocates for options and services required to meet the client's health and human service needs.
P H I L O S O P H Y I O F I C A S E I M A N A G E M E N T
Case management is an area of specialty practice within health and human services professions. Its underlying premise is that everyone benefits when clients reach their optimum level of wellness, self-management, and functional capability.
Case management facilitates the achievement of client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, linking, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation. Based on the needs and values of the client, and in collaboration with all service providers, the case manager links clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care settings, while ensuring that the care provided is safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. This approach achieves optimum value and desirable outcomes.
CASE MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES
The objectives of Case Management are to:
Keep the client engaged in treatment;
Improve client outcomes;
Facilitate access to needed services;
And, maintain the least restrictive level of care required for successful client outcomes.
CASE MANAGEMENT VALUES
The underlying values and principles listed here provide the foundation for empathic, empowering, and recovery-focused case management services:
The client's self-determination is maximized to the fullest extent possible.
The Client and the family unit are included in the process of developing outcomes.
Case management services are individualized and client driven.