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Social services

Many changes accompany a sudden debilitating illness or injury beyond the physical challenges. A social worker will assist patients and their families with details of the stay, provide ongoing contact and support, and assist with coordinating discharge. A social worker works together with other team members in reaching your goals and ensuring a smooth transition from the hospital to your community.

Social workers also provide assistance with:

  • Financial concerns.
  • Education about community resources.
  • Scheduling home evaluation, family training, community re-integration and therapeutic pass, per team recommendation.
  • Coordinating all recommended services (e.g., home healthcare/outpatient) and ensuring that equipment is secured prior to discharge.
  • Patient advocacy.
  • Providing counseling and support.
  • Conducting follow-up calls.