Adult Targeted Case Management
Targeted Case Management Services
for Adults with Severe Mental Illness
Through state general revenue and Medicaid funding, case management services are available to adults with severe mental illness in all of Kentucky's 120 counties. Targeted case managers typically serve 25-30 individuals on a caseload.
Guidelines for adult mental health targeted case management services can be found in 907 KAR 1:515, "Targeted case management services for adults with chronic mental illness" (see Related Links).
Kentucky has adopted a Rehabilitation and Recovery Model of Case Management by merging key principles and practices of two case management models the Kansas Strengths Model and the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Model.
Kentucky defines case management as:
A practice in which the service recipient is a partner, to the greatest extent possible, in assessing needs, obtaining services, treatments and supports, and in preventing and managing crisis. The focus of the partnership is recovery and self management of mental illness and life. The individual and the practitioner plan, coordinate, monitor, adjust and advocate for services and supports directed toward the achievement of the individual's personal goals for community living.
National Association of Case Management
Additionally the department provides "wraparound" funds to purchase necessary items and services that are not covered by available resources but are needed to maintain adults with mental illness in the community. Funds are used for the nonrecurring cost of basic goods and services which are necessary to achieve a stable living environment.
Resources for Adult Case Managers