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Home and Community-based Services program: Care Coordinator helps IDD Client with Post-Partum Depression Bookmark

Home and Community-based Services program: Care Coordinator helps IDD Client with Post-Partum Depression

Anaira noted Maritza’s baby seemed happy and well cared for, but during her observations, she became concerned about Martiza when she noticed changes in Martiza’s self-care.

 

Care Coordinator Anaira Mont-Santiago completed face-to-face monitoring visits with Maritza* each month before COVID-19.

 

Martiza lives with her mother, other family members and her newborn baby. While Martiza’s mother assists in providing care for Martiza and the rest of family, Martiza is the main caretaker of her baby.

 

Anaira noted Maritza’s baby seemed happy and well cared for, but during her observations, she became concerned about Martiza when she noticed changes in Martiza’s self-care. Anaira presented the benefits therapy may bring to Maritza, and Maritza was open to receiving this service. Anaira found a therapist near Martiza’s house covered by Martiza’s insurance, and assisted in connecting Martiza to the therapist.

 

Now, Anaira shares that Martiza no longer has post-partum depression and is taking better care of herself. Maritza reports feeling happier and learning skills to help her cope better with every day challenges.

 

Laura Webb, SC: HCS Support Services Team Leader

 

*The name of the client has been altered to safeguard the client’s privacy.

 

The Home and Community-based Services program provides individualized services and supports to persons with intellectual disabilities who are living with their family, in their own home or in other community settings, such as small group homes.

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