Assessment The client is a Hispanic Male age 69, who was born in the Dominican Republic. The client communicates solely in Spanish. He has two daughters who both live in the Bronx. The client suffers from Diabetes, Cholesterol and moderate Dementia. The client has shakiness in the hands as a result of a surgery he endured in the brain. The client lives in a rented room in Inwood Heights. Initially, the clients presenting problem included finding adequate housing however, after completing the intake form I became aware that the client was over income for most housing assistance programs. When the client and I talked more about the reasons he wanted to find housing it became obvious that the client wants to feel valued by his children. Also the client mentioned wanting to overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation. The client copes with feelings of seclusion and solitude by coming everyday to the senior center. He also tends to use the defense mechanism rationalization and tries to rationalize behaviors for others including his daughter’s absence from his life. My interpretation of the clients functioning in the situation is that although the client is experiencing health impairments and sadness the client is very self-sufficient. He is capable and able to take care of his hygiene, he is able to feed himself and he is able to go to doctor’s appointments on his own. I do however; think he is in need of case management and emotional support. In order to help my
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For clients who desire more than the occasional shower, meal, and a place to escape the elements of the weather for a few hours, there are case managers who devote their time to assisting clients to a pathway of self-reliance. Insightfully, I observed that very few of the clients that are served at the Beacon appear to have the life skills to advance through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and I recall an appreciated statement Barbara Ehrenreich made in her book, Nickel and Dimed, when she said “…I can’t help thinking of them on account of the mysterious vulnerability that seems to have left them temporarily unable to feed themselves”; Though, for many at The Beacon it isn’t temporary (Ehrenreich, 2001, p18). The case managers at The Beacon are a life line to those desiring stability within their life, as they navigate their clients through a system of unfamiliarity that is often full of red tape and hurdles. They make referrals and assist with the application process to gain access to medical, legal, housing, counseling, and employment needs, just to name a few. On average 80 clients meet daily with a case manager, and without the guidance of the case managers many of Houston’s homeless
Taking care of the individuals that are getting older takes many different needs. Most of these needs cannot be given from the help of a family. This causes the need of having to put your love one into a home and causing for the worry of how they will be treated. It is important for the family and also the soon to be client to feel at home in their new environment. This has been an issue with the care being provided for each individual, which has lead to the need of making sure individuals have their own health care plan.
Client (AM) is a 20-year-old heterosexual African American female, born in Durham, and currently still resides there. Her primary language is English. She lives with her 13 moth old child (NM) in a one-bedroom apartment. The client is unemployed and currently receives SSI benefits. AM resides in subsidized housing because of her social security income. Client did not finish high school and has no desire to do so.
This paper explores the scenario of a client and looks at the presenting problem from an ecological and strengths perspective. It will also explore advanced clinical skills, intervention strategies and ethical dilemmas encountered. Methods for evaluating progress will be discussed within the social context of the case. Termination and follow-up approaches, and any ethical dilemmas will be included. Any problems with oppressed populations will also be discussed. Finally, the limits of the chosen model and limits of the practitioner, evolution of client and practitioner identities, any ethical or social justice issues for the agency, and an evaluation of the practitioner’s effectiveness will conclude the paper.
These clients have special need as they are vulnerable to abuse or neglect since they may not be able to talk for themselves. My contibution is in promoting the health and safety of these clients by empowering them. As a reult, our organisation is well known for giving support to the clients which are
On Tuesday March 8th, 2016 Case Conference with Resident Ebony Rice #325 has been conducted with Janette Chirico from DHS , Program Director Felicita Rivera, Housing Program Supervisor Zenobia Garland and Senior Case Manager Ms. Arias. The purpose of this meeting was to address client noncompliance and to come with an exit strategy for this Ms. Rice. Client was asked the reason for her missing ILP meetings and her barrier to obtain permanent housing. Client has a LINCH voucher for the amount of $1515. Client stated that she hasn’t receives any help from facility staff so she is searching for apartment on her own. Ms. Rice has been receiving assistance by the onsite housing department but unfortunately she has been able to link to an apartment
The service user I chose to assess is a 17-year-old Hispanic male whose modified name is Ricardo Sanchez. I provided casework services to Ricardo for two years in my previous role as a Therapeutic Caseworker at my current workplace, the Children’s Village, a foster care agency. Ricardo was placed in foster care after he was removed from his father’s care due to verbal and physical abuse. Ricardo’s father assumed his custody after Ricardo’s mother passed over a drug overdose when he was 15. This was Ricardo’s second time in foster care. Ricardo’s first foster care experience happened when he was 10 years-old as a result of alleged physical abuse by his mother, who at the time had full custody of Ricardo. The report was made by Ricardo’s third grade teacher after noticing bruises on Ricardo’s arms. At the time, Ricardo was only in foster care for two months as
Social Services: On 12/08/2016, client Lissy Figueroa met with assigned Case Manager Ms. Gilgen for Intake Assessment and Initial Independent Living Plan (ILP). Client is 21 years Hispanic female. Client has a 3 year old son named Maxwell. Case Manager asked client how and why she became homeless. Client stated that she was
Client is a married father of two young children ages 5 and 7. He resides in a home he leases in the city of Corona, CA. He works 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday at a call center where he has been employed for six months. Outside of work and home, his social circle is limited to a
Cindy Foster is an 83-year-old white female who is seeking services to cope with recent environmental, psychological, and physical changes. She requires assistance with daily living and currently resides with her daughter in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Cindy is a widow and has two children, a son and a daughter, who both live in Campbellsville. She is retired from previous part-time employment, and currently receives public assistance through social security, Medicaid and Medicare. Cindy attends a daily Alzheimer 's respite care facility in Campbellsville, where she has also developed a significant relationship with one of the male clients.
On 7/11/2015, CM did a visual and had client come to the social service office. CM completed Bi-Weekly ILP Review. In the meeting client appears to be wear out, and tired. She was constantly throbbing her forehead, like if she was having headache. CM inquires what the problem is. Client replies “she doesn’t like the shelter food and sometimes she doesn’t eat” CM advised the client to eat and nourished her body. CM also observed that client is depressed but she continues to refuse medical referral to see a psychiatrist and medical doctor. Client continues to mention her son who is in foster care, and the physical altercation she sustained many months ago here at this shelter. CM mentioned to the client she was a transferred from another shelter due to physical altercation, CM continues to relate to the client she
The client, Ms Iris, is a 38 years old female. She lives in the urban area of a non-specified capital city of Europe. She has been married for fifteen years and she used to work as a secretary. She quitted for unspecified reasons. Though her exact level of education is not given, she has succesfully finished high-school. She was attending a school, so to learn a secondary language. Both of her parents are alive, but she doesn't maintain a healthy realationship with them, especially with her father, although she tries.
Monica is 32 year old African American female seeking mental health treatment and therapeutic supportive counseling. Monica is divorced and currently lives with her two teenage sons in Virginia. Monica struggles with being a single parent, maintaining stability, and has been homeless a few times. Monica is of low socioeconomic status in which she is currently unemployed and receives disability for income. Monica has a history of oral cancer in which she was diagnosed in her early 20s. Due to the severity of the cancer, Monica had to have her upper right jaw bone removed along with several teeth. She now wears a prosthetic which causes her to have a speech impediment. After years of chemotherapy and countless surgeries, Monica’s cancer is currently in remission.
Adrian is a 24-year-old Caucasian male who presents to CRU from RRC-W. He is ACOT for non-compliance. He is SMI designated. La Frontera is the outpatient treatment agency for Adrian. He also receive DD services from AZ Dept of Development Disabilities. Per amendment letter, client was being aggressive towards group home staff, and admitted to stating that he wanted to jump into traffic. He denies AVH, and DTO. His BP is elevated 139/81, he has a hx of HTN and high cholesterol. He will benefit from meeting the provider to discuss medication
Patient B.C. is a 62 year-old heterosexual, Caucasian female. Patient is single, never married, and has no children. Per patients chart she is spiritual but reports no specific religion she identifies with. The patient is homeless, states that she is a long term resident of Union Station and is unemployed. The patient is a poor historian and there is no family medical history on chart. There is no family involved in her care. Patient is currently under conservatorship per the court due to her family in Houston not wanting to take part in her care.