Adult and Paediatric Case Management

In the UK, adult and paediatric (also known as child Case Management) Case Management refers to the management and coordination of healthcare services and support for individuals within different age groups: adults and children.

  1. Adult Case Management: Adult case management involves the coordination of healthcare services and support for individuals who are over the age of 18. This typically includes individuals who have reached the legal age of adulthood. Adult case managers work with adults who may have complex medical, psychological, or social needs. They help assess the individual's needs, create care plans, coordinate various medical and social services, facilitate communication between different healthcare providers, and ensure that the individual receives appropriate and comprehensive care.

Conditions managed under adult case management might include chronic illnesses, disabilities, mental health issues, substance abuse, and more. Adult case managers aim to improve the quality of life for their clients by helping them access the necessary resources and services. There may also be collaboration with a Vocational Case Manager to assist in returning to work, a new vocation or retraining.

  1. Paediatric (Child) Case Management: Paediatric case management involves the coordination of healthcare services and support for children from birth through adolescence. Paediatric case managers work with families and healthcare providers to ensure that children receive the appropriate medical care, developmental support, and any necessary interventions.

Paediatric case managers often collaborate with parents, guardians, paediatricians, therapists, and other specialists to create comprehensive care plans tailored to the child's specific needs. They might work with children who have developmental delays, chronic illnesses, disabilities, behavioural issues, and other medical conditions. They will assist with Educational Health Care Plans, also know as EHCP, transition into adult services or independent living.

In summary, the main difference between adult and paediatric case management in the UK lies in the age group being served and the specific challenges and considerations associated with managing healthcare and support services for adults and children. Both types of case management focus on providing holistic care, coordinating services, and improving the overall well-being of the individuals under their care.

To discuss your Case Management requirements or view our Case Managers C.V’s please email or call 0129724145

Posted on August 10th 2023

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