Catastrophic Case Management
- Coordinates all medical services and resources required by the client to ensure comprehensive and proactive rehabilitation intervention
- Ensures effective communication between all parties including the client, the family, treating health care providers, therapists, community agencies, employers, lawyers, and insurers
- Provides a cohesive approach to rehabilitation
- Ideally, a case manager is assigned to a file as soon as possible. A case manager will meet with the client while still a patient in the hospital and liaise with the treating specialists and care providers to guarantee effective communication in order to facilitate community based rehabilitation once the client is discharged home. Knowledge of community resources is vital in ensuring the client’s needs are met upon discharge.