Medical Social Services

Medical Social Work

The Role of the Social Worker

Medical Social Workers play a vital role in the care team. After a patient is admitted to Home Health or Hospice Services, a Medical Social Worker may conduct an assessment to help determine patient needs and identify any limitations, barriers, or safety issues that might impede recovery, educate patients and families regarding community resources and support, and assist with long range planning, including advance care planning and directives, and overall care opportunities.

Our Medical Social Workers work with the patients and families to keep patients at home in a safe and healthy environment.

Medical Social Services include:

  • Community resource planning and coordination
  • Advance directives (Power of Attorney for Health Care or Living Will)
  • Assistance in emotional adjustments to life changes
  • Crisis intervention
  • Assistance with applications for financial aid
  • Counseling with life-style changes
  • Teaching regarding coping with loss and change
  • Grief counseling/coping with impending loss

In-Home Health Services

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    As of May 20, 2016, Home Health United – Home Medical Equipment will be permanently closing retail stores located in Johnson Creek, Platteville, Portage, and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Only the Home Medical Equipment retail stores will be closing. We will continue to provide these communities with home medical equipment, as well as home health, hospice, and palliative care.

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    We are Best of Madison! Home Health United, has been named the Gold winner in the Home Health Care Agency category of Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison 2016.

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    Home Health United earns 4.5 / 5-stars from Home Health Compare! We are proud of the care we provide and our 4.5 star rating, which was earned by only 8.3% of the 9,000 agencies measured, shows our commitment to bringing exceptional care to our patients.

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    Camp GLOW - Janesville: August 6, 2016

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    Check out the latest edition of News from HHU!

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