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

  • Camp GLOW for Web

    Registration is now open for Camp GLOW, a grief support day camp for kids.North: May 10th, 10am-3pm, Ochsner Park, Baraboo.South: August 23rd, 10am-3pm, Traxler Park, Janesville

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  • Sweet Revolutions Cakes

    Save the Date for the 2014 Sweet Revolutions event - May 8 at the Overture Center! Sweet Revolutions is a sweet and savory celebration of Meals On Wheels!

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  • Program w Tree

    Be sure to mark your calendars NOW for next year's Spirit of Life event! December 4, 2014 Wilderness Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells

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  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Make a Difference! Join the over 600 volunteers who generously give their time to HHU Hospice, Meals On Wheels & SAFE at Home. Learn More!

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  • Medical Social Work

    SAFE at Home provides basic in-home safety assessments to help keep people as safe and independent as possible in their own homes.

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