What Services Do Charlotte Social Workers Provide to Patients?
Medical social workers at Charlotte area hospitals are licensed, masters-prepared professional with specialized knowledge and experience in the fields of human behavior, psychology and problem solving. They meet with patients and their families or significant others to discuss concerns regarding the patient’s illness, hospitalization, and/or return home.
Medical social workers provide many resources and services, including:
- Counseling and crisis intervention
- Facilitating adjustment to hospitalization and/or illness
- Educating and coordinating planning for long term care
- Providing information on support resources
- Networking with community, county, and federal services
- Dealing with end-of-life issues
- Referring to legal services
- Coordinating discharge plans in conjunction with case managers
- Facilitating support groups
By the time a doctor discharges a patient from the hospital, arrangements for their transportation and other required services should be arranged with a social worker or discharge planner. Care after discharge may include transferring to a rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facility, coordinating home care or hospice, and arranging for medical equipment.
BrightStar Care of Charlotte works closely with social workers and Charlotte families to support patients and their hospital discharge plans. We help ensure continuation of care after a hospitalization or medical procedure.
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