Case Management Certificate

Address your need to stay current with the latest developments in care management and care coordination. The passage of healthcare reform makes this Certificate a vital resource for health and social service practitioners. Providing coordinated care and care management are becoming increasingly important in connecting older adults and persons with disabilities to needed services and assisting them in remaining independent. This Certificate provides participants with an understanding of the core functions and responsibilities of care management and care coordination, an introduction to care transitions, and a review of the resources available to support care in the community.

Training Program Cost: $325.00 

Typical number of CEUs: 19

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Core Issues in Aging and Disability

This course provides a comprehensive overview of how disability and age can affect function and quality of life along the continuum of adulthood.  It identifies the health conditions that can lead to disability as well as the social, physiological, and psychological changes that adults experience as they age. You will learn about integrated approaches to “long-term living” and the practical implications for consumer choice, self-determination, and ethics for service providers. The course guides you to resources and reviews the federal laws and regulations that affect disability and aging.

Assessment with Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

With this course you will learn how to determine the long-term living needs of older people and other adults of any age who have functional disabilities and want to live in the community, either at home or in some other residential setting. More and more states are now developing community-based support programs aimed at this diverse population. The course looks at assessment as a process where practitioners work in partnership with consumers to understand what is required to meet his or her goals for independent living.  It includes information on the physical, mental, emotional, familial, and social conditions that might be acting as barriers to realizing those hopes and goals and how to work to address those barriers to create a person centered plan.

A Guide to the Aging and Disability Networks

This course is intended to acquaint workers with the variety of services available to older adults and people with disabilities through programs funded and supported by federal and state governments and administered by state and local agencies. By the conclusion of this course, you should be able to help the people who come to you for assistance, determine what they are eligible for that meets their particular needs, and to navigate the aging and disability networks.

Care Management Practice

Social service practitioners have traditionally played an important role in care management, the collaborative process of assessment, facilitation, and coordination of care services and supports to older adults and people with disabilities. With current developments in the health and long-term-care system, that role remains crucial, especially in coordinating the care of such individuals who wish to live as independently as possible. This course provides an overview of care management and presents the latest in skills and tools for providing solutions and support for clients and their families. Participants will also learn about long-term-care management services and resources available in the community.

Care Transitions

This course will focus on care transitions – the movement of individuals from one level of care to the next. It also explains the role that community based organizations can play in these transitions.  The course will describe the main components of evidence based models, tools for their implementation, and how the models differ from one another.  In addition, it provides participants with case studies that highlight the skills needed by practitioners to assist in effective care transitions.

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