Social Work

Supportfor Patients and Families

Social workers are trained to offer specific interventions using the patient and family centered model of clinical social work to enhance the quality of life of those we serve.

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Our social workers are all master’s level practitioners.  Most of our social workers are licensed clinical social workers (or registered interns) having completed (or in the process of completing) two years post graduate supervision in therapeutic counseling.

Benefits of Psychosocial Interventions
for End of Life Care:

  • Anticipatory Grief Counseling for all family members
  • Early referrals to bereavement support for children and adults
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression Counseling
  • Education regarding Coping Skills
  • Anxiety Counseling
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Emotional Support
  • Facilitation of family meetings
  • Education and assistance regarding advance directives
  • Teaching regarding signs and symptoms of end of life
  • Exploring the financial needs facing families coping with a life limiting
    illness and offering coordination of community resources
  • Addressing caregiving concerns, long term care planning,
    placement and respite care