Social Services – Medical Social Worker help patients and their families cope with personal and emotional impact of illness or disability. The Social Worker will also help locate financial resources and community assistance such as home meal delivery and support groups.
Social workers will assess the psychosocial status of patients related to the patient’s illness and environment. They will provide information and referral services for organization to patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs. They serve as a liaison between patients or families/caregivers and community agencies such as Meals-on-Wheels, IHHS, etc.