The Importance Of Being A Mental Health Care Manager

1437 Words Dec 4th, 2016 6 Pages
While there are an overwhelming number of benefits, there are some difficult aspects of being a mental health care manager. The homecare side brings up problems specifically with providers. Getting providers to communicate with each other is especially draining. There will be a personal care physician prescribing one medicine and a specialist prescribing another medication that may have side effects when combined with the first medication. Since these providers don’t communicate with each other, the patient is now suffering. One of the duties of a social worker includes getting providers to communicate with each other so the patient receives the best health care possible, such as through multidisciplinary teams. Multidisciplinary teams are comprised of health care and social welfare professionals that care for an individual independently, while communicating to better assist the patient (Dziegielewski, 2013).
Jennifer described how Elder Services of Merrimack Valley contracts out several agencies looking for homemakers and personal care workers. These workers are getting paid a specific amount per hour while traveling to different homes. The different homes are where the problems come in and prove to be a difficult aspect of Jennifer’s job. Some homemakers or personal care workers will get placed in a home with a family that bakes every day and considers them family. Then on the opposite side, some homemakers or personal care workers may get placed with a client that is…

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