Medical social workers play an essential role in healthcare, especially for patients who require complex care. They are trained to provide medical social work, such as social and emotional support to patients, help them navigate healthcare systems, and connect them with the resources they need.
Medical social workers provide emotional support to patients and their families. They help patients cope with the stress of illness or injury and connect them with support groups or other resources to improve their mental health.
Medical social workers also assist with rehabilitation and supportive casework services, which are vital in improving patient outcomes. They help patients develop and implement a care plan tailored to their specific needs, reviewing and revising the plan as necessary to ensure that patients receive the best possible senior care.
At Siloe Home Health, a home health agency in Rockport, Texas, we offer social work services, including patient assessment, referrals to community resources, and nursing homes, institutional placement assistance, and assistance with social, emotional, and environmental issues relating to the patient’s health problems. Our medical social workers also consult with physicians if social, environmental, or economic conditions adversely affect patient well-being.