Case Management

Just when we thought we knew all the answers, we face old age and retirement and realize that there are just as many questions now, as there was when we were younger. That's precisely why the Colonial Club has invested in a Case Management Program.

The Case Managers are often the individuals with the answers. And if they are not the direct source of the answer, they know where to find it. Aging itself is hard enough at times, but navigating your way through the bureaucracy of local, state and federal programs can be a nightmare. Participants in the Case Management program will receive confidential, one-on-one assistance from a caring case manager. Whether you need to explore in-home assistance options, caregiving support or one of any number of situations, a Colonial Club case manager will provide compassionate support to anyone in need.

How It Works

The purpose of the Case Management program is to assess the needs of older adults and to provide information/referrals and advocacy in the areas of services, benefits, activities, volunteer opportunities and other resources.

Who We Can Help

Case management assistance is available to individuals 60 and over and who live in the one of the following areas: Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, Marshall, Burke, Bristol, Deerfield, York and Medina.

What We Can Provide

Trained professional case managers can provide information, referral and assistance in the following areas:

  • In-home assistance options (personal care, laundry, cleaning & shopping)
  • Caregiver supportive options (respite care, National Family Caregiver Support Program, Alzheimer's Family and Caregiver Support Program)
  • Prescription assistance options
  • Eligibility for FoodShare (Food Stamps) and Energy Assistance
  • Assessment of eligibility for federal, state or county programs
  • Transportation options (doctor appointments)
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Home safety assessment
  • Home delivered meals programs
  • Eligibility for Assistance with Medicare B Premiums
  • Long-term support programs (COP, CLA, Care WI)
  • Senior housing options
  • Support groups (Caregiver, Alzheimer's /Dementia, Parkinson's)
  • Peer Support/Elder Friend Program
  • Socialization options
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Colonial Club services, activities and programs

Older adults may make an appointment to meet with a case manager at the Colonial Club, or have a personal visit in their home. All visits and information are kept strictly confidential.

What is Medical Assistance Case Management?

The medical assistance case manager provides services to those older adults who are eligible or are currently on medical assistance.

The case manager's support services help to ensure that older adults meet eligibility requirements as well as serve as an advocate on their behalf when working with county and government agencies. The medical assistance case manager can represent clients in the review process if the client is homebound and can also help with the paper work involved in applying for medical assistance.

Summary

The Case Management Program is a combined endeavor of Colonial Club Senior Activity Center, Dane County Department of Human Services, and United Way of Dane County. Currently, there are no fees associated with the Case Management Program, however, donations are strongly encouraged.

The Case Management Program is one of several supportive services offered by Colonial Club. Currently the program is available Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information or to set up a consultation, contact our Case Management Coordinator, Gail Brooks at 837-4611 ext. 127 or send her an email at gbrooks@colonialclub.org.