Preventing illnesses through the promotion of a healthy lifestyle is one of the key principles of our services.
Daily Activities of Social Workers
Some of the social workers’ activities include:
- Patient Initial Screening and
- Collaboration with Other Professionals
- Patient Counseling
- Patient Education
- Planning a Hospital Discharge
Patient Initial Screening and Collaboration with Other Professionals
In cases where high-risk criteria are met, a social worker performs a comprehensive assessment of the patient. They assess a patient’s emotional, social, and financial requirements. The information is then shared with the members of the healthcare team to ensure the patient gets the best possible treatment.
It is often difficult to cope with the emotional response to illness for both patients and their families. Social workers provide necessary counseling on how to deal with the disease diagnosis and treatment process. They may also organize and lead support groups.
Social workers from iCare Home Health Care Agency help educate patients and their families on community resources in Denver Metro, Colorado and give them more information about health insurance.
Planning a Hospital Discharge
When transferring a patient from a hospital to home, certain issues need to be addressed. The most important question is if the patient will get the proper care when discharged from the hospital. Social workers can connect patients with social service providers or arrange financial resources needed for paying for medical equipment.