The Department of Social Work is here to help patients and their families manage issues and medical concerns affecting everyday life. We are part of a Multidisciplinary Team, to ensure patients are involved in all aspects of patient care — medicine, nursing, physical therapy and more.
We are here to help with any concerns regarding patient health. We provide psychosocial support to patients families, and other caregivers so they can better cope with medical illnesses. We counsel patients, advise family caregivers, offer referrals to community-based helping networks, and may arrange for at-home services including home health aides and hospice.
- Psychosocial support
- Patient and family counseling for issues related to or affecting medical conditions
- Crisis intervention
- Grief counseling for end-of-life issues or other losses
- Resource management (information and referral services)
- Patient and Family Advocacy Program
- Complex or challenging family issues
- Locating community-based resources that can assist patients with ongoing care
- Linking patients to benefits and insurance information
- Treatment plan compliance
- Admission prevention
- Discharge coordination
Family Advocacy Program
Within the Social Work department, our Family Advocacy Program works to coordinate professional intervention, including law enforcement, social services, health and legal services. The program is designed to break the cycle of abuse by identifying abuse early and providing treatment to family members. We work to strengthen family relationships and prevent child and spouse maltreatment. We are dedicated to enhancing individual coping skills and alleviating the underlying causes of stress associated with family violence.