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Social Services

Medical Social Workers/Discharge Planners are licensed staff specially trained to assist patients and families with many of the issues that often arise during a hospital stay.

Here are a few of the situations in which a Social Worker can be helpful.

When a patient is in need of new medical services at home after discharge.

  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care

When a patient is unable to return home immediately after discharge from the hospital.

  • Rehabilitation Transfer
  • Assisted Living Placement
  • Nursing Home Placement

When a patient is interested in executing advanced directives.

  • Durable Power of Attorney of Healthcare
  • Living Will
  • Do Not Resuscitate

When a patient is in need of community resources.

  • Home Maker Services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Medication Assistance

When special needs arise after the birth of a baby.

  • Adoption Assistance
  • Teen Motherhood Assessments
  • Child Safety Concerns

When a patient is involved in a crisis situation.

  • Family conflict
  • Domestic Violence
  • Abuse/Neglect Situations
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse Issues
  • Grief/Loss Issues

Social Workers can be asked to see patients by many people.  They include:

  • Physician Requests
  • Nursing Requests
  • Patient Requests
  • Family Requests

If you believe that a patient in the hospital would benefit from a visit from a social worker, please inform that patient's nurse or physician so that they may notify the Social Services Department. 

Contact Information
Social Services:          817-551-2786