Case management is a variety of activities designed to plan and
seek services from various social agencies and staff on behalf of clients.
Activities include assessing the need for services, case planning, arranging
for services, social support, reassessment/follow-up, and monitoring.
Through case management services the social worker/case manager is able to
assess the progress of a client who requires the services of multiple
professionals, agencies, health care facilities and human service programs..
Information and Referral
This service provides caregivers and other individuals with current
information on programs, services and resources within their communities.
Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care is a program of care for a portion of a 24 hour day in a
protective setting for eligible adults 18 years of age and older. This
service is for the adult who needs care during the day and to provide meals
and supervision to individuals who live alone and cannot manage totally on
his/her own. Adult Day Care enables the family to maintain the adult at
home. It is designed to prevent or remedy abuse, neglect, or exploitation or
Adult Foster Care
Service is provided in approved homes on a 24-hour basis for individuals who
are 18 years of age or older who because of their physical, mental or
emotional limitations are unable to live alone and who have no families with
whom they can live. For more information, click here to complete an online
Targeted Case Management
Targeted Case Management (TCM) is a program of services to assist
specifically identified groups of persons in gaining access to needed
medical, social, educational and other services. The adult population to be
served through TCM consists of individuals 18 years of age or older who are
(1) at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation or (2) at risk of
institutionalization due to his/her caretaker(s) inability to provide the
minimum sufficient level of care in his/her home..
Homemaker service is a program for eligible adults 18 years of age and older
who are at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation or unnecessary
institutionalization. This service is available for the adult who needs
house keeping assistance with tasks he/she is unable to accomplish and who
has no one to perform the tasks. The service allows the adult to remain
independent and continue to reside in his/her own home. Homemaker service is
only provided through Merit System employees in five designated counties.
This service allows for the assessment of cognitive processes, emotions,
communication skills, and problems of adjustment and behavior through
administration and/or interpretation of tests of mental abilities,
aptitudes, interests, attitudes, emotions, motivation, and personality
characteristics. An evaluation of the adult's physical and/or mental
condition and ability may be necessary to determine the appropriateness of
placement and establish or reestablish a plan of care for the person in need
of protective services..
Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health counseling is provided for protective services clients who
need treatment by individual interview, group counseling, family counseling
and/or collateral counseling. This service may include supportive
counseling, behavioral modification techniques, evaluation and assistance
regarding social adjustment..
Emergency Shelter Care
This limited service provides room, board and supervision to adults in
crisis situations who are in danger of experiencing abuse, neglect or
DHR Limited Payment to Nursing Homes
Limited nursing home payment is only available as a result of a founded
adult protective service report when nursing home placement is necessay and
the client has no individual or family resources. This service allows for
the payment of drugs, medical treatment, personal items or services not
covered by Medicaid.