Medical Social Services

Medical Social Work

The Role of the Social Worker

Medical Social Workers play a vital role in the care team. After a patient is admitted to Home Health or Hospice Services, a Medical Social Worker may conduct an assessment to help determine patient needs and identify any limitations, barriers, or safety issues that might impede recovery, educate patients and families regarding community resources and support, and assist with long range planning, including advance care planning and directives, and overall care opportunities.

Our Medical Social Workers work with the patients and families to keep patients at home in a safe and healthy environment.

Medical Social Services include:

  • Community resource planning and coordination
  • Advance directives (Power of Attorney for Health Care or Living Will)
  • Assistance in emotional adjustments to life changes
  • Crisis intervention
  • Assistance with applications for financial aid
  • Counseling with life-style changes
  • Teaching regarding coping with loss and change
  • Grief counseling/coping with impending loss

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