Calaid Home Healthcare, LLC offers medical social services to patients and their families. Our team of social workers, counselors, and other professionals collaborate to ensure the needs of every patient are being met.
What is a Medical Social Worker?
A medical social worker assists patients with difficult medical situations by providing the support and resources they need to recover from their injury or medical illness. These professionals can also be referred to as clinical and healthcare social workers.
Social workers support patients dealing with emotional, physical, or psychological issues and help improve the patient’s quality of life.
To begin, medical social workers assess the patient’s needs by:
- Evaluating the situation to determine the type and extent of help the patient needs.
- Collaborating with the family, other health care providers, and colleagues.
- Organizing the support a patient will need to recover or regain health.
The tasks and responsibilities of social workers will vary according to each patient’s individual needs. For example, if the patient needs grief counseling after the loss of a family member in hospice, the social worker will help the individual recover.
Counseling is another essential component of medical social services. Social workers help the patient identify and choose the right health care and types of health services.
The Responsibilities of a Medical Social Services Team
A social worker or medical social services team may take care of the following tasks:
- Organizing and caring for the patient’s special needs after surgery
- Arranging a patient’s complex treatment plan
- Helping patients return home
- Offering counseling or therapy for an unexpected health problem
- Assist with emotional and financial issues
- Discharging from the nursing center, clinic, or hospital
- Providing post-discharge services and care
Who Needs Medical Social Services?
The following groups of patients may benefit from medical social services:
- The injured
- Terminally ill
- The homeless
- Recovering patients
- The disabled
- People with emotional, social, or financial problems
It’s important to note that virtually any individual can benefit from medical social services. Each medical social service will be personalized to the needs of the individual patient.
Collaboration Within The Medical Social Services Team
A medical social worker may collaborate with the following individuals:
- Physical therapists
- Administrative staff
- Discharge coordinators
The medical social services team will also collaborate with patients, family members, and everyone involved in the treatment process. In pediatric cases, they cooperate with the parents.
Why Choose Calaid Home Healthcare, LLC's Medical Social Services
Calaid Home Healthcare, LLC has a depth of expertise, offering patient-centered care at the highest level of quality possible.
We put our patients’ needs first, providing skilled and compassionate care. Our depth of experience in home care enables us to help improve patients’ overall health and independence.
Our team provides sensitive and compassionate care focused on the needs of the patient. Caregivers work closely with the primary care physician to provide personalized care according to the patient’s specific needs, abilities, and preferences. In collaboration with other medical professionals, our team will identify the right care options for each patient.
Calaid Home Healthcare, LLC adheres to home care guidelines and regulations set forth by state, federal, and professional organizations. This means every patient will receive consistent high-quality care from each team member.
Give us a call today to learn more about medical social services.