The Medical Social Worker assesses the psychological status of patients related to the patient’s illness and environment. A Medical Social Worker communicates findings with the Health Care Team.
Also provides the following services;
- Assist in contacting local agencies; community resources (Meals on wheels, life alert, transportation etc)
- Provide Assistance with insurance, medicare/medicaid
- Provide information to patient and families regarding advance directives / DNR
- Participates in the development of the total plan of care and case conferences as required.