Changes coming for case management

AUSTIN, Minn. — Vulnerable adults with mental illness could soon be seeing changes to the way they receive care and that has many worried.

Over the next couple of weeks, those who have been diagnosed with mental illness will have to choose between case managers from two providers in Mower County.

It does not matter if someone has been getting effective treatment from someone else for years, so concerned citizens, including those with Arc Mower County, spoke at the county board’s meeting.

“They’re getting less services but it’s costing more, so that’s the big concern that some of the people are just going to be left out in the lunch if they don’t have a good support system around them,” said Arc Mower County Executive Director Dawn Helgeson.

She said the county board told them they would talk about the issues but have made no decision on it yet.

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