CareSource has long focused on delivering holistic approaches to meet the health and wellness needs of our members. Certain populations, including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, children in foster care, individuals with serious mental illness, veterans and aging adults with special needs, have complex medical, behavioral and social needs that warrant a distinct and fresh approach to managed care.
The CareSource person-first approach for complex populations promotes self-determination, inclusion and independence. At the foundation of CareSource’s Complex Managed Care is a care coordination model that puts the member in the driver seat of the planning process. Facilitated by a CareSource care coordinator, the member and his or her chosen support team comprised of caregivers, health care providers, community-based organizations and social services providers, among others, guide the development of a person-centered plan that identifies the member’s preferences, strengths and goals. Together, they then outline the services and supports necessary to assist the member in realizing those goals. Our care coordinator then walks alongside the member and their caregivers to ensure they have every opportunity to achieve those goals and realize an improved quality of life.
Family and unpaid caregivers play a critical role in meeting the health and wellness needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Nearly half (48%) of caregivers report they are very stressed. Caregivers provide nearly 60 hours per week of uncompensated care for their loved one with I/DD.
Individuals who experience symptoms associated with serious mental illness are at the greatest risk for criminal justice involvement, homelessness, hospitalization and/or involuntary treatment.
On average, children in the child welfare system have experienced four or more adverse events before the age of 18, and 80% of children in foster care have significant behavioral health needs. Only 60% of children in foster care are living with kinship caregivers.
Aging individuals or individuals with disabilities are twice as likely to need assistance with activities of daily living. Sixty-seven percent of expenditures on long-term services and supports for older adults and individuals with physical disabilities were for institutional care, predominantly in nursing facilities.