Care and Counseling Case Management Program
A person living with the challenges of epilepsy should never feel as though they have no where to turn. The Care and Counseling Case Management Program provides adults and children living with epilepsy access to professional counseling and assistance that will enhance their ability to cope with issues related to their medical condition and improve their quality of life.
The individual clinical services offered are structured to address specific issues faced by people with epilepsy and to facilitate appropriate linkage to necessary services and benefits. By participating in this case management program, clients can develop the knowledge and skills necessary to handle common challenges such as isolation, medication compliance, navigating public benefits, difficulties with the school system; and employee discrimination. Through Care and Counseling, case managers are able to reach out and assure that anyone struggling with epilepsy in the Foundation’s 43 county service area is not alone.
Case Management Includes:
Case Managers counsel clients on:
- Appropriate Epilepsy Treatment
Proper medical protocol, personal health maintenance, referral and partnerships formed with medical staff.
- Managing Mental Health
The emotional impact living with epilepsy can bring, including low self-esteem, relationship issues, social isolation, lack of support systems and finding personal acceptance.
- Benefits Eligibility
Health and disability benefits and how they may be secured.
- Disclosure of a Medical Condition
An individual’s legal rights, the power of the ADA, and the benefits/risks of disclosure.
- Special Education Laws
A student’s rights to a proper education and a productive relationship with his/her school.