Case management is the center of direct client services at AIDS Alabama South. All
client-related activities begin with case management. The various
activities a case manager will do in a day can be as simple as placing a
phone call or as complicated as finding a way to explain the importance of
drug therapy and the proper medication regimen for the client. Any
activity a case manager does during the course of a day that involves a
client or group of client is considered case management.
AIDS Alabama South has the ability to assist our clients in several key areas:
- Service Arrangement -- Through linkage, the
case manager refers the client with appropriate persons and/or
agencies through calling and/or visiting these persons or agencies
on behalf of the client.
- Individual/Family Education -- The case manager
will provide written and/or verbal information regarding HIV/AIDS
to a client and/or a client's family members. The case manager
will always encourage the client to be assertive in learning about
the disease and the various treatments available. However, family
members are only involved with the case manager if it is the wish
of the client. If a family member inquires about services and the
client has not given consent for the case manager to speak with
the family, the family is referred to the Prevention Education
Coordinator for general HIV/AIDS information.
- Social Support -- The case manager, through
interviews with the client and significant others, determines
whether the client possesses an adequate personal support system.
If this personal support system is inadequate or nonexistent, the
case manager assists the client in expanding or establishing such
a network through linking the client with appropriate persons,
support group, or agencies.
- Practical Support Services --
AIDS Alabama South clients have a wide range of needs. As these needs are
expressed to the case manager, a request for services is given to
volunteer services on behalf of the client. AIDS Alabama South is very proud of
the wide-range of assistance provided to client through our
dedicated volunteers. These services include transportation,
delivering "Meals on Wheels" visiting, cleaning, moving, linking a
client with donated items, and the Holiday Gift Box Project.
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-- AIDS Alabama South can provide limited financial assistance toward the
purchase of low cost medications or co-pays, provided the client
meets financial criteria.
-- AIDS Alabama South has a Housing Coordinator who oversees the housing needs
of our clients. There are various programs in our area that can be
accessed. Through a project funded by the Department of Housing
and Urban Development, qualified clients receive rental assistance
(as available and eligible) to assure that living on a fixed
income does not mean becoming homeless or being forced to live in
an unsafe dwelling.
- Reassessment/Follow-up and Monitoring
Assistance -- AIDS Alabama South is now offering co-pay assistance. In
an effort to help those in need continue to have access to
life-saving medications, AIDS Alabama South is now offering co-pay assistance
for those who have insurance.
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