Archive for July 13, 2012
What to Expect from Partnership
The iCare Partnership Program: Long-Term Care, Medical Care, Social Services, Prescription Drugs
When enrolling in the iCare Family Care Partnership program, you become a member of a managed care organization that is diligent about finding creative solutions that meet your needs. We have both a health care network and a social services network with coordinated resources. We have strong relationships with doctors, mental health experts, and community resources. What’s more, we work hard to identify and secure help that may be close at hand – but not yet discovered. Family Care Partnership benefits combine funding and services from a variety of existing programs into one flexible long-term care benefit, tailored to each individual’s needs, circumstances and preferences.
You Receive Services Where You Live. With Partnership you receive services where you live, which may be in your own home or supported apartment, or in alternative residential settings such as Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Community-Based Residential Facilities, Adult Family Homes, Nursing Homes, or Intermediate Care Facilities for people with developmental disabilities.
You Receive Interdisciplinary Case Management. You have the support of an interdisciplinary team that consists of the member, a social worker/care manager a registered nurse, nurse practitioner and primary care physician. Other professionals, as appropriate, also participate as members of your interdisciplinary team.
You Participate in Determining the Services You Receive. You, your family, or your chosen representative play an active role as a part of your interdisciplinary team in developing a plan of care. You may also participate in the Self-Directed Supports component of Family Care Partnership, in which you have increased control over your long-term care budgets and providers.
You Receive Partnership Services that Include:
Long-Term Care Services that have traditionally been part of the Community Options Program (COP) or the Medicaid Community Integration Program (CIP). These include services such as adult day care, home modifications, home delivered meals and supportive home care.
Health Care Services that Help You Achieve Your Long-Term Care Outcomes. These services include home health, skilled nursing, mental health services, and occupational, physical and speech therapy.
Help Coordinating Your Primary Health Care. In addition to assuring that you get the health and long-term care services in the Partnership benefit package, iCare’s interdisciplinary teams also help you coordinate all of your health care.
Services to Help Achieve Your Employment Objectives. Services such as daily living skills training, day treatment, pre-vocational services and supported employment are included in the Partnership benefit package. Other Partnership services such as transportation and personal care also help you meet your employment goals.
Services that Support Your Outcomes. As a part of your interdisciplinary team, you identify your preferred outcomes. Working together, the interdisciplinary team identifies formal and informal methods to meet your outcomes.
You know your son is special, but you think his disability has been so unfair to the rest of the family.
He requires constant attention. You are always worrying … non-stop.
A normal vacation … a dream. You feel like you never get a break.
Our care teams can’t worry for you, but they can help reduce your worries by providing the support to help you through life’s challenges. We are prepared to carry out a plan of care for your child if he is eligible for our services, especially long-term care benefit services. If you go on vacation, iCare will be here to provide services and support to meet his daily needs and care.
Friends for Health. Friends for Life.