OHI offers case management services for adults with intellectual disabilities through Community Case Management and adults with mental health challenges, or mental illness and substance abuse challenges (co-occurring disorders) through Community Integration Services.
Community Case Management
OHI is approved by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to provide community case management for adults with intellectual disabilities in six Maine counties -- Penobscot, Piscatiquis, Somerset, Hancock, Washington, and Waldo.
We have a two-fold purpose at OHI: To offer people with disabilities the opportunity to make life choices and set their own goals; and then to provide the resources they need to work toward those goals.
We believe that with the right resources, everyone can live more independently and make a contribution to society and their community. OHI case managers work individually with each person to develop a support plan, advocate for needs, link services and monitor progress.
Case management services and support plans include many aspects and specifically help people with intellectual disabilities to:
- Increase independence;
- Find ways to become involved in their communities;
- Make good decisions, so they stay healthy and safe;
- Make use of natural supports;
- Learn to be strong self-advocates;
- Understand how to find housing and employment; and
- Learn to schedule and document appointments and meetings.
Representative payee services
OHI also offers representative payee services to people served in the community case management program. Case managers work with people to develep a budget, manage finances and increase money management skills.
As with all OHI services, the goal is clear; to help people work and live in their communities as independently as possible.
Community Integration Services
This is a case management service which helps adults with mental health challenges, or mental health and substance abuse challenges (co-occurring disorders), who are struggling to live independently and coordinate needed services. Service recipients can be living on their own or with family, in group homes or they can be homeless.
Through the process of assessment and treatment plan development, interventions are tailored to meet individual needs. Natural supports are incorporated to the degree the service recipient desires. Supports include:
- Identifying medical, social, housing, educational, vocational, financial, emotional and other needs.
- Providing links to individuals, groups, agencies and organizations to address identified needs.
- Providing information, consultation and problem solving assistance.
- Providing information to involved family members, including family support groups.
- Crisis management and discharge planning for long-term success.
- Identifying medical, social, housing, educational, vocational, financial, emotional, natural and peer supports, and other needs.