Social worker’s services available include:
- Supportive counseling
- Assist in completing forms, such as insurance forms, Medicare and Medicaid paperwork, disability forms, or FMLA requests, just to name a few.
- Reach out to organizations that offer resources that could benefit patients and their loved ones.
- Be a guide for the family as they make major health care decisions
- Find and coordinate with support groups and counseling services for family members
- Help with funeral planning
- Grief support
Transitions Hospice Social Workers have been specially trained in end-of-life care. They are uniquely qualified to form connections with each patient and advocate for them during their journey. Hospice Social Workers assess emotional and spiritual needs, assist with financial concerns and legal matters, provide direct counseling, assist with end-of-life planning and help facilitate communication between the family, health care professionals and community agencies.
Hospice Social Workers are dedicated to listening to and learning about each patient at a deeper level and relay information back to the rest of the interdisciplinary hospice care team. The Social Worker’s goal is to assist each patient, and their loved ones, through this difficult situation as smoothly and as stress free as possible.