Rehabilitation Case Management is an active process that involves the assessment of an individual and the development and implementation of a tailored rehabilitation program. This can include the co-ordination of all required treatments and services including housing, social, mobility, volunteer and work to facilitate optimal recovery and engagement in self-care, social, leisure and vocational activities.
Rehabilitation Case Management is an all-encompassing process that helps to bring the catastrophically injured client from their current state to a state of individualized maximum community integration.
Case Management may include: the creation of a community rehabilitation team following hospital discharge, the coordination of medical and specialist appointments, acting as a liaison between the client, the family, the medical community and the rehabilitation team, coordinating each step towards returning to school and/or independent living, exploring vocational placements and reintegration into the community.
- Implementation of compensatory strategies
- Education about the nature of acquired brain injury
- Support and education to caregivers and /or the person’s support network, as appropriate
- Development of self-management strategies
- Encouragement, emotional support and motivation
- Development of personal support networks
- Development/maintenance of abilities relating to activities of daily living
- Referral to and accessing other desired/needed community and primary health care services
The services offered in Case Management can include; and are not limited to:
- Comprehensive Assessment
- Implementation and Co-ordination of a multi-disciplinary community individual rehabilitation plan (IRP)
- Work to ensure timely access to goods and services
- Direct support in the areas of:
- education about the nature of acquired brain injury
- support and education to caregivers and/or the person’s support network, as appropriate
- development of self-management strategies
- encouragement, emotional support and motivation
- development of personal support networks
- development/maintenance of abilities relating to activities of daily living
- referring to and accessing other desired/needed community and primary health care services