Adult Case Management for the Mentally Ill
Case Management is the first step in determining the services that are right for a consumer. Each consumer will be assessed and a individualized, person-centered plan will be developed. The Plan of Care will take into account consumer goals and the steps needed to reach those goals. Each plan will promote choice, community experiences, employment and personal satisfaction.
Case Management for the Severely Mentally Ill is a voluntary case management program for adults with severe mental illness. Case management is the process by which adults with severe mental illness receive support in negotiating for various services that they want and need to improve their quality of life.
Adults with a serious mental illness are those over 18 years old who currently or at any time during the last year, have had a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder of sufficient duration to merit diagnostic criteria specified within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders that has resulted in functional impairment which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
In order to qualify for services, the individual must have been hospitalized for mental illness more than once in the last two years or have clinically significant symptoms of mental illness which have persisted for a continuous period of at least two years or have a history of one or more episodes with marked disability and the mental illness is expected to continue for a two years period of time. Finally, they must demonstrate functional impairment in two or more of the following areas: interpersonal functioning, societal/role functioning, physical functioning, daily living/personal care functioning and cognitive/intellectual functioning.
The client must have a clinical practitioner in the Purchase Area of Kentucky (plus Livingston County) whom they see regularly. They must demonstrate a willingness to work with a Service Coordinator and to develop and work toward personal goals.
The SMI Program may provide the following services: Interagency Collaboration, Individualized Service Planning, Resource Consultation, Illness Management and Recovery Services, or funds to assist with meeting their.
Only Western State Hospital or a clinical practitioner may refer an adult for SMI Case Management Services. The goal of the program is to assist those with severe mental illness to remain in the community rather than experience long-term hospitalizations.