This is a hypothetical example based on our experiences. Our clients information is held in strict confidence as a condition of our agreements in every case.
Bill and Sue Clemmons are the parents of 17-year-old Alexis; Alexis has been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and has been hospitalized three times within the past year due to rapid weight loss. Bill and Sue sent Alexis to an out-of-state residential facility to treat her eating disorder and she is returning home to finish her senior year of high school. Once slated to go to a top-tier university, Alexis may no longer be healthy enough to attend. OPG engaged in the following services with the Clemmons Family:
- An OPG Case Manager was assigned to the case. The OPG Case Manager called the residential facility to request a copy of Alexis’ discharge paperwork and all clinical documentation.
- The OPG Case Manager identified the following aftercare treatment team members in Alexis’ geographical area: individual therapist, family therapist, dietician and primary care physician ─ all with experience in the field of eating disorder treatment.
- The OPG Case Manager scheduled an initial treatment team meeting, case management plan was reviewed by the treatment team, and a plan for communication was created.
- The OPG case manager met weekly with Alexis to review her schedule of academic events, provider appointments and other commitments to assist with creating a balanced behavioral schedule.
- The OPG Case Manager communicated on a weekly basis with treatment team members to share updates, observations around meal plan compliance and to stay current on providers’ goals for Alexis.
- At the suggestion of the dietician, an OPG Coach was assigned to provide meal supervision during weekend lunch and dinners for the first month post-treatment. During the second month, the OPG Coach also assisted with restaurant exposures.
- A Family Coach updated Bill and Sue with Alexis’ progress on a weekly basis.