Lake County Council on Aging Blog

Case Management Week

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 14-21 is national Case Management week. The purpose is to recognize those individuals who help clients, families, caregivers, other professionals, and the general public in a variety of ways.

Case managers provide information and education, answer questions, explain programs and services, arrange for needed help, and assist clients in navigating complex health and social service systems. Case managers work in social service organizations, mental health agencies, hospitals, private practice, and governmental bodies. They are generally either social workers or nurses and have advanced education, often a master’s degree. The Lake County Council on Aging has six full-time case managers, all of whom are licensed social workers, who assist over 1,000 clients every year. They conduct in-home visits to assess each person’s individual strengths and functional abilities, help them plan for assistance now and in the future, make connections with service providers and informal resources, monitor the success of the plan, and make necessary adjustments as time goes on. They are ready to work with any Lake County senior and/or families and caregivers of these individuals. If you, or someone you know, would like to talk to a Council on Aging case manager, please call us at 440-205-8111 and ask to speak to a screener. We look forward to your call!