The month of March has been set aside to recognize Social Workers and the work they do for their communities. These special individuals provide unique and vital social services to people who are in the most need. Their goal is to help people and are often unsung heroes who make a significant difference on their patients’ lives. Here are a few reasons to love Social Workers.
They Offer Support During the most Difficult Times
Social Workers offer care and compassion during life’s most stressful and difficult times. There’s often a great amount of distress and emotional upset involved with illness. Social Workers offer support with educating the patient and their families about the illness; from diagnosis, how to care for their health, the steps to heal and how to recover safely.
They Help Navigate Financial Assistance
Social workers can be a tremendous lifeline for patients who are experiencing financial stress or who are uninsured. They are extremely knowledgeable and successful in helping patients navigate health coverages, bills and medical costs. They can also assist with determining patient eligibility and help apply for financial assistance programs.
They are the Patient’s #1 Advocate
Social Workers are the patient’s best advocate and always have their best interests in mind. Their mission is to advocate for their patients’ needs and rights and help ensure the goals of the patients care plan are met.
They’re a Link to Community Resources
Social workers have a vast knowledge of the resources available in their community. From funds to finance medications and housing to transportation services, they can help facilitate and ensure all available resources are identified delivered to their patients.
They Coordinate Care
Social workers play an integral role in their patients care coordination. Patients with advanced illness or multiple chronic conditions especially benefit as effective care coordination can improve health outcomes and decrease healthcare costs. From coordinating patient discharge planning to help with various tasks like arranging for medical equipment and treatments, social workers have the expertise with navigating what can be a very complex health and social service system.
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