Social Work Services

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice Medical Social Workers work closely with the nurses, therapists and home health aides. They focus on the social and emotional issues related to illness or injury and bring a clinical understanding of family systems, human development, aging and psychotherapy.

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice Social Workers provide these services:

  • Community resource planning and referral
  • Crisis intervention
  • Caregiver support
  • Patient advocacy
  • Support for health-related lifestyle changes
  • Long range planning
  • Short term counseling
  • Hospice and palliative care social work
  • Family meetings
  • Financial planning
  • Adjustment to illness/prognosis
  • Support services for those dealing with grief and loss
  • Assessment, support, and referral for other social and emotional factors that could impede medical treatment and recovery