Medical social workers work diligently to ensure all clients get holistic care in their homes. Although they don’t offer direct care all the time, these professionals form a vital part in providing our home healthcare in California.
At Modern Home Health Care, Inc., a reputable home health agency in Chula Vista, California, medical social workers streamline our services by carrying out these critical responsibilities:
- Intake Screening
Before we can provide home health in San Diego, our social workers will have to assess the medical, social, emotional, and other needs of the care recipient.
- Advocating for the Client’s Rights
During the assessment, the medical social workers may include the client’s preferences in the care plan and make sure to meet these wishes throughout the care provision. A social worker also represents the client’s legal and social rights, including arranging insurance coverage.
- Family Education and Counseling
A social worker also teaches family members essential strategies to cope with the emotional stress of seeing their loved one’s illness. Such strategies might be through individual counseling, referral to community or financial resources, and organizing support groups.
- Discharge Planning
If one is about to be discharged from a facility or hospital, the social worker can arrange services to ensure the person’s smooth transition to in-home care.
Know that support is available should you or your loved one needs medical social programs, home health care, aide, or skilled nursing in California. Don’t hesitate to talk to us if you need a safe space to discuss your needs.