Medical Social Worker

The medical social worker at Maximum Home Health serves as per the following:

  • Assists patients and their families with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care
  • Works in close collaboration with physicians and therapist personnel in patient evaluation and treatment to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying patient's health problem.
  • Helps patient and family through individual or group conferences to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations.
  • Provides service planned to restore patient to optimum social and health adjustment within patient's capacity.
  • Utilizes community resources to assist patient to resume life in community or to learn to live within limits of disability.
  • Prepares patient histories, service plans, and reports.
  • Participates in planning for improving health services by interpreting social factors pertinent to development of program
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