Our staff of social workers/discharge planners are available to help patients and their families during and after a hospital stay, and for consultation as needed for any outpatient.

Examples of services provided by this department:

  • Coordination of home care needs
  • Home health nurses
  • Home care aides
  • Home therapies
  • Medical equipment
  • Home delivered meals
  • Coordinating outpatient therapy appointments as needed
  • Transfer to nursing homes or rehabilitation centers
  • Referral to hospice services
  • Palliative care services
  • Information and assistance with advance directives (durable power of attorney for health care, living will)
  • Emotional support and counseling
  • Coordination of potential adoption birth and placement
  • Emotional support and community referrals for new parents
  • Referrals for financial concerns
  • Referrals regarding domestic violence or abuse/neglect
  • Referrals to support groups
  • Referrals for bereavement counseling
  • Education and referral to other community resources