AIDS Arms’ case management programs offer many services to help individuals learn to live healthier, longer lives with HIV by accessing medical care and support services important to their health and wellness. Our priority goals are to create and maintain long term access and adherence to medical care, and to increase our clients’ life stability so they can focus their efforts on successfully managing the impact of HIV and AIDS.
Professional case managers are specially trained to respond to the unique needs of HIV+ individuals. They provide a comprehensive assessment of needs and barriers to accessing medical care and support, as well as assessing clients for eligibility to programs such as HIV medication and health insurance assistance, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and other benefit programs that may help with the financial burden of HIV. Once the assessment is completed, they develop a long term care plan with the client to help address those needs. The care plan is a living document that changes over time as the needs of the client evolve. Our innovative Case Management Resource Directory is used to locate needed services in the community such as food, housing, counseling, support groups, job training and many others. Case managers are mobile in the community and can meet their clients at other support organizations, medical appointments or, when clients are unable to travel, at their homes. Providing ongoing support and education, case managers offer a listening ear, a caring heart and creative solution building to tackle the tough economic, physical and emotional challenges of the disease.
Our case management services are available free of charge to HIV+ people regardless of income. We also offer multiple programs for unique needs such as those of women, youth, substance abuse and mental health. Call us today to learn more.
Language & Culture
HIV knows no barriers today so our program staff members must be able to respond to diverse groups and individuals. The poor, gay men, Blacks, Latinos, women, youth, long term survivors of HIV, the aging, people living with mental health and substance abuse issues, and people with criminal justice histories –These are groups the disease has hit particularly hard and ones we offer specialized experience and skills to respond to their unique needs. Our case managers offer over ten foreign languages and dialects, and a host of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and experiences. They receive ongoing education and skill building to help ensure they can offer a quality response to clients. For more information on how we can help you, call our Intake Services at 214.521.5191.
When individuals receive an HIV diagnosis, they are often overwhelmed with anxiety. Where can people turn for help? Contacting our Intake Services can help people find out how AIDS Arms and our vast network of resources can assist with information, counseling and access to services that can help deal with the many questions and needs an HIV+ individual and their loved ones have as they deal with the impact of their diagnosis.
Intake Services is the first step for receiving HIV information, establishing eligibility for programs in the community and locating quality medical care at AIDS Arms’ medical clinic or other clinics in the area with the expertise to respond to the complex clinical demands of HIV and AIDS. For more information on our Intake services, please call 214.521.5191.