Social workers are confidants and counselors for our residents. Our social workers help residents transition smoothly to their new environment, whether placement is long or short term. Social workers also assist in resolving conflicts that may arise between residents and their family members. In such an event, the social worker will meet with the resident and/or family member within 24 hours of admission and provide an initial overview of the plan of care for the resident.
The social worker ensures that the residents’ spiritual, emotional, physical and mental health needs are met. The social worker coordinates and obtains all entitlement for the residents while in the facility and upon discharge from the facility and arranges for the resident, family member and/or significant other to participate in all comprehensive care plan meetings. They also provide ongoing education on advance directives and community resources.
Social workers ensure that all residents with discharge plans are safely discharged to the community with appropriate services in place. The interdisciplinary team meets prior to each residents discharge from the facility to discuss concerns, resident/family education and other issues that may need to be addressed prior to the resident re-entering the community. The social worker arranges for home care services, durable medical equipment, and follow up appointments with primary care physician and also provides medications to the resident prior to discharge to the community. Resident, family members and/or significant others are included in all aspects of the discharge plan. After discharged to the community, the social worker contacts the resident to assess if all services are in place and if there are any obstacles that must be handled.
On a yearly basis, the Social Work Department organizes an Annual Family and Friends Barbeque. All resident and families are invited to join the facility in a day of celebration with catered food, entertainment, gifts and fun activities.
“I had hip replacement surgery and came to your facility. This event became the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. Because of the type of surgery I had my movements were very restricted. I felt very despondent because I have never been so incapacitated in my life. My nurse was terrific. She took care of me as if I was a member of her family is the best way to put it without sounding maudlin or sentimental. Thanks for the terrific care I received there and I would recommend your institution to anybody.”
“Last week, you went beyond your duties to assist me regarding my grandmother. Throughout your busy schedule, in a very professional and caring manner, you expedited telephone calls and paper work as well as followed-up to get the job completed. Due to your outstanding assistance, my grandmother and myself were very pleased with the results”
“Thank you for taking such good care of my friend. . . Your facility is the best I have seen. Clean, well organized, polite, and well informed. My friend is flourishing and speaks highly of the center due to your constant care, patience and attention. Thank you for your attention and kindness.”
“I’ve been in two other nursing homes and this facility is the best. I will return to this facility if I need to. Keep doing what you are doing. You all are doing a great job.”
“The family wishes you and entire staff the best of success. Thank you so much for all the assistance provided towards improving the well-being of our dear loved one.”
“Since I’ve been here every time I see my CNA it’s the same warm smile she greets me with and I can honestly say I’m glad to be here”
“God bless all of you.”
“This is my facility, I love it here.”