Medical Social Worker
At Spectrum Home Health Agency, our team is dedicated to helping our clients be their best by meeting more than just their physical needs. We are proud to offer a variety of medical social services to help our clients access the right care at the right time.
A Licensed Medical Social Worker can assist with the following services:
- Evaluation of social, emotional, financial and environmental settings that affect the treatment plan
- Provides patient and family counseling
- Secures appropriate community resources, long-term for patients and families
Referrals for medical social services can be submitted to our office by phone or fax. Once a referral is received, a social worker will assess and coordinate needed services. Please contact our office at 256-539-4457 for more information.
Medical social workers evaluate all aspects of the patient’s social, emotional, financial, and environmental settings. This includes assessing their living arrangements, support networks, mental state, and coping abilities.
By assessing any challenges patients may face in a particular diagnosis or treatment plan and working with other healthcare professionals, medical social workers can determine how best to support the patient throughout their journey.
Patient and Family Counseling
When a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, it can be incredibly overwhelming and stressful for both the patient and their family.
In order to help provide support and guidance during this difficult time, many medical social workers offer patient and family counselling services. These sessions are designed to help loved one’s cope with feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, or uncertainty as they navigate the journey ahead.
Through counselling, patients and their families can learn coping strategies and techniques that will help them deal with the diagnosis in a healthy and effective way.
Community Resource Connection
Medical social workers ensure that patients and their families receive the support they need in order to cope with long-term illness or disability. These professionals work closely with community resources, such as counselling services and family support groups, in order to provide patients and families with the resources they need.