BANGOR, Maine (WABI) In our Healthy Start segment, we learn that this week is National Case Management Week!
What is Case management?
Case Management is the coordination of services on behalf of an individual who may be considered for a case in something such as Health Care, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Social Work, etc.
Case Managers can work in fields like Social Work, Mental Health, Legal i.e. Law firms, etc.
This year's National Case Management Week focuses on Exceptional People, Exceptional Care.
If you would like to become a case manager, there are a few steps. First, you will need to complete an Accredited Degree Program. It can be something along the lines of an Associate Degree,but some employers will require a Bachelor's Degree.
Work as an intern for a company designated for case management,such as a hospital, law firm, or social work office.
Obtain your license, and consider certification.
Key responsibilities include delivering case management, instructing patients on how to take care of injuries and illnesses, monitor patients, and document observations.