Archive for July 6, 2012
Getting More with Partnership
The iCare Partnership Program: Long-Term Care, Medical Care, Social Services, Prescription Drugs
Family Care Partnership allows people with physical or developmental disabilities and frail elderly adults to receive a wide range of long-term benefits that can delay the need for acute services. These supports, often delivered in your own residence and inclusive of alternative medical resources, help to manage chronic conditions, prevent acute and emergent episodes, and promote healthy activities of daily living.
A circle of care provides you with extensive support services. Your team is trained to assure that you receive coordinated services to help you maintain your independence and remain active in the community. You participate in team decision making. You and your team work with your doctor for all medical and long-term care supports.
You and your Partnership care team will complete initial and six-month assessments to develop your member-centered plan. In the process your needs and goals are discussed. You and your family are encouraged to participate in preparing a member-centered plan that includes self-management of your condition. The care team will teach, model and prompt activities that promote healthier living.
The Partnership care team will approve benefits that will optimize care outcomes. The care team urges you to get care rather than find ways to avoid or deny it. Preventative care and persistent follow-up are standard practice. Our Partnership program is a navigator resource through which you can access alternative or community-based services that might otherwise be unknown to people with special needs.
The benefit information provided herein is a brief summary, not a comprehensive description of benefits.
Long-term supports include the following:
- Home health and personal care
- Assisted living/residential care services
- Home delivered meals
- Wheelchairs and other equipment
- Mental health, drug/alcohol treatment
- Communication aids/interpreter
- Nursing home services
- Supportive home care
- Adult day and respite care
- Home modifications
- Physical, speech and occupational therapy
- Incontinence products, other medical supplies
- Daily living skills training
- Employment Services
Health care services coverage:
- Physician services
- Prescription medications
- Over-the-Counter medications
- Dental care
- Foot care: Podiatry
- Hearing care
- Vision (including glasses)
- Emergency response - If you have a health related emergency or urgent issue, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911. If you are still in need of assistance, call us and we will immediately connect you with someone who will respond.
- Prevention and early intervention -Once enrolled in our Partnership program, iCare will help keep you healthy and independent by working with public and private health and social service partners in the community. We can also provide you with information and intervention activities that prevent the risk of disability.
The Partnership Team at iCare will travel with you on your journey toward well being and a happier life. We strive to address your concerns beyond typical long-term care and medical services. Our people empower you to reach your milestones and broaden your world, whether you need a ride to church, a nurse to go to the doctor with you, or more independence in your home. When choosing a Family Care Partnership program, you want iCare as your guide, advocate and traveling companion.
Your family has had the same doctor for years,
even though your son has a serious disability.
You hope that he will be able to continue seeing this doctor for many years to come,
and hate to think that he might not be available. You don’t want anyone else.
Our policy at iCare is to try to include your provider in our network. If someone joins the iCare plan and has a preference for a doctor, we will make a point of including that doctor in our plan even if it means signing an individual contract with just that doctor for only one member. We also want to make sure that your family’s “medical home” remains available.
Friends for Health. Friends for Life.