Social Work Month in March is a way to recognize and learn about the profession of social work.
Social workers are essential to our community's well-being.
As a home health care provider, BrightStar Care works with Social Workers and Case Managers to assist in the continuation of care for patients discharged home from hospitals or skilled nursing rehab facilities and in assisted living communities.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, social workers have also been on the frontlines along with doctors, nurses, home health care workers, grocery store staff, and other essential employees. For instance, local trauma social workers in the emergency room at our local Hospitals in New Hampshire, are helping people hospitalized because of the Coronavirus get the best quality care and the services they need to recover once they return home to their families and communities. Other social workers in Bedford and Manchester areas are helping people cope with mental illness and substance use disorders during the pandemic, often doing this job remotely to keep everyone safer.
The social work profession faces challenges. There is a shortage of social workers in schools where they are needed to help young people cope with complicated issues such as trauma, poverty, the opioid addiction crisis, and schools need more resources to help students learn during the pandemic. And although social workers play a critical role in our nation’s health care and mental health system, they could be better compensated for the work they do, according to a 2019 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
During Social Work Month this is how you can help support Social Work:
- Thank a Social Worker for their work!
- Share how social workers help our community and tell stories on how essential the profession is on social media - Share this Blog!
- Purchase Social Work Month merchandise from official vendor Jim Coleman Ltd. as a gift to support the National Association of Social Worker. This year’s merchandise includes personal protective equipment or PPE and makes a great gift for the social worker you know. Any gift, card or recognition would be appreciated.
- Learn more about social worker so you are empowered to help support them. Learn more here: https://www.socialworkers.org/
BrightStar Care of Bedford - Manchester provides hourly to 24/7 home health care and medical staffing services.
BrightStar Care's Professional Care Team, led by a Registered Nurse Director of Nursing, delivers expert, compassionate, and personal home health care, including COVID-19 testing, screening, and care. Our professional care experts are ready to serve 24/7. RN oversight ensures the right care from the right people. We proudly provide home health care and support for seniors to children, including 24-hour skilled nursing and support in senior independent and assisted living communities. We are proudly serving Manchester, Bedford, Nashua, Derry, Salem, Londonderry, Hampton, and Exeter areas in New Hampshire.
To find out more about BrightStar Care of Bedford / Manchester's commitment to excellence, please CLICK HERE or call 603-637-4646.
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