The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida provides 3 different categories of services: Education and Prevention, Case Management and Medical Services.
Epilepsy Services Program / Case Management:
Epilepsy affects everyone a little differently. That is why each client of the Epilepsy Services Program is assigned a case manager. The case manager is usually a social worker or public health nurse who works with the client to help him set and meet his goals. The case manager works along with the client’s doctor to help the client improve his quality of life and help the family live day-to-day with epilepsy.
Education and prevention:
- The EACF provides on site epilepsy education to any organization in need including institutions, grade schools, and even correctional facilities.
- The EACF founded EpilepsyU.com an online educational site developed for the epilepsy community. This incredible site features epilepsy educational materials that are tailored to specific groups, such as first responders, teachers and parents, and includes a full featured Social Networking platform for interactions among members. Some of the great features include Doctor Hosted Webinars, Forums and a live feed for each member and the site as a whole.
- The EACF is one of the nation’s leading educators of Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome and maintains AboutShakenBaby.com and also sells a DVD that is used nationwide in classrooms and other settings to educate caretakers and parents about Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome.
The Epilepsy Association provides on-site medical services such as EEG, Doctor Visits, and Prescriptions. The Epilepsy Medical Services Program works within the client’s ability to pay. If the client’s gross family income is less than 100 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines, services are provided free of charge. If the client’s gross family income is more than 100 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines, medical services are provided on a sliding fee scale.