Medical Social Work Services for Seniors

Medical Social Work Services for Homecare PatientsAt IDEAL Home Health Care, our medical social workers are available to assist patients and their families when dealing with a number of medically related concerns and issues. The medical social work services that we offer include evaluating and assisting patients and their families with the social, economic, and emotional issues pertaining to a patient’s overall medical plan, care, and treatment. One of the primary goals of our medical social work services is to help individuals to become more self-sufficient. Our medical social workers also aim to strengthen family relationships and restore patients to successful and normal social functioning. Finally, our medical social work services can assist patients and their families in obtaining adequate financial resources to pay for their necessary home care and medical care services.

Social Work Services for Home Care Nursing PatientsOur medical social work services are available to all of our senior and elderly patients living throughout the entire St. Louis area. If you would like to learn more about our medical social work services or you would like to schedule an appointment for you and your family to meet with a social worker for a consultation and to address your issues and concerns in order to help you or your loved one receive the quality home health care that they need, please contact our home healthcare agency today.

Social Work Services We Offer

Our social work services are primarily designed to help coordinate homecare services for patients and to assist patients and their families in dealing with health related problems and concerns. Therefore, our medical social work services are centered around providing assistance and support to patients and caregivers during life changing situations, especially those that occur because of the recent development or exacerbation of disease, mental illness, or injuries. Our medical social work services can also help patients to obtain community services, assist patients with long-range planning, and offer short-term counseling services.

Other medical social work services we can provide for our senior and elderly homecare patients include:

  • Supportive Counseling in the form of grief counseling for Patients, Families, and Spouses regarding a life altering diagnosis.
  • Psychosocial Assessment for Planning and Team Consultation including mental health status examinations and collaboration with physicians, specialists, and other team care members.
  • Long and Short Term Care Planning including the assessment of home and support systems, the anticipation of future care and support needs, and the evaluation of nursing homes and home health options.
  • Complex Financial / Benefit Counseling and Assistance including helping patients to understand short and long term disability, Medicare, Medicaid, and alternate funding sources for paying for home health care and other medical bills.
  • Legal Issue Consultation with patients and family members regarding issues such as durable and legal power of attorney, conservatorship, public guardianship, and legal referral.

Learn More About Our Medical Social Work Services

If you would like to learn more about our medical social work services that are available to patients and their family members, please contact us at IDEAL Home Health Care online or by phone to schedule an appointment with our medical social workers. Our home health professionals and medical social work experts are ready to help you address any emotional, medical, and financial issues in order to help you or your loved one obtain the quality home health care services that you need in order to achieve the best possible physical and mental health outcomes.