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Medical Social Services

Home Health United social workers play a vital role in the patient-care team. After a patient is admitted by a nurse, a social worker may come to your home, with your permission, and conduct a thorough psychosocial assessment to help determine your needs and identify any limitations, barriers, or safety issues that might impede your recovery.

A large part of the social worker's job is education of patients and family. They also help solve problems and may refer you to a social service agency or to other community resources and funding sources.

Their services may include:
-Home safety
-Long range planning
-Education regarding alternative living arrangements
-Case Management
-Advanced Directive
-Community resource planning and coordination
-Short-term therapy
-Crisis intervention
-Financial assessment
-Counseling with life-style changes
-Teaching regarding coping with loss and change
-Grief counseling