Case Management Case Management has been formally described as ‘a process devoted to the coordination, rehabilitation, care and support of people with complex, clinical needs. It aims to facilitate their independence and improve their quality of life’. Rehabilitation Case Management is a way of tailoring help to meet individual need through placing the responsibility for assessment and service co-ordination with one individual or team. Case Managers get involved as early as possible when an injury or disability prevents someone from working, taking responsibility to meet the precise needs of an injured or disabled person. For the Rehabilitation Network, Case Management is an active process that involves the assessment of an individual, the development and implementation of a tailored rehabilitation plan, and collaboration with all parties involved in the treatment and care of an injured or disabled person, to help move rehabilitation forward and assist the individual to maximise their potential for recovery. The case management role includes: Providing an individual assessment focused on the injured person’s needs, taking account of injuries / disability, psychosocial, and vocational needs. Identifying aims and goals to meet the injured person’s needs. Being an advocate and providing support for the injured person and their family. Working as a facilitator to access appropriate resources to meet the individual’s needs. Co-ordination of treatments and services including occupational therapy, medical care, social care and mobility. Liaising with appropriate agencies and compensators to secure funding to meet the injured person’s needs. Implementing and co-ordinating rehabilitation programmes. Implementing and co-ordinating programmes to promote return to work, including education and retraining where appropriate. Setting up and monitoring care regimes. Monitoring the long-term needs of the injured or disabled person. Ensuring accommodation meets the injured person’s needs, recommending appropriate equipment or adaptations. Encouragement for the injured/disabled person to engage in social, leisure, self care and vocational pursuits. The Rehabilitation Network logo, case management, brain injury rehabilitation, spinal injury rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy, medical rehabilitation, brain injury case management, initial needs assessment Site Map Made with Xara