PLEASE, SEE BELOW CLASSMATE DISCUSSION ANSWER AND WRITE A response EITHER AGREEING/ DISAGREEING FOR FUTHER ELABORATING ON THE SUBJECT POSTED BY CLASSMATE. (w1 dq1 LC)PLEASE:- minimum of 150 words or more- strong academic writing / APA style 7th ed (please use in-text citing and References at end )- must be scholarly articles only no older than 5 years or website that is gov/ org. no blogs- please be original writing ( will check for plagiarism ).My practicum will be completed at Heritage Village Assisted Living under the guidance of Ebonie Brown, LCSW. The facility is focused on providing a safe, home-living environment for the elderly and aging populations with the help of community partners and health care professionals. The social work and behavioral health sections of the facility partners with a wide variety of local, state, and federal agencies such as Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Medicare, Medicaid, local food banks and food pantries, agencies providing housing resources, counseling and mental health services, and even legal agencies for guardianship, fiduciary, and end of life legal matters. There are weekly meetings done with several organizations throughout the state of Arizona to include Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS), Medicare, and Medicaid which are the primary focuses of the facility. ALTCS is covered under AHCCCS and ensures this vulnerable population can access to affordable and low-cost doctor visits, preventative care and screening, immunizations, behavioral health services, emergency care, pregnancy services when applicable, rehabilitation services, health promotion, crisis, treatment, and support services (AHCCCS, n.d.). By speaking directly with the patients, obtaining medical records from previous and current providers, and family members for medical history when admissible, the facility is able to develop personalized care plans tailored to the need of specific clients/patients.One of the biggest barriers discussed with Ms. Brown is a break in communication either with the families, organizations/agencies, or other medical professionals. Having effective communication skills is an imperative foundational need as a public health professional. In order to ensure the care team is practicing aspects of servant leadership and addressing the needs of the patients, all members of the care team must be able to rely on each other in sharing pertinent information and documenting changes needing to happen or has occurred. There is also a risk for burn out as the social worker is handling both behavioral health and social work aspects for each patient. A suggestion I would make is having more than one assigned social worker as well as a separate team for behavioral health instead of combining both. This will allow a lessened case load for each member and an increase in individual care needs being addressed for each patient. ReferencesArizona Health Care Cost Containment System (n.d). Arizona long term care system (ALTCS).…Heritage Village Assisted Living (2018). About us.
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