Social workers advocate for millions of people each and every day. People who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, veterans, children and families. Yet many people still misunderstand who social workers are and the invaluable contributions they bring to society. Social workers help people increase their abilities to problem solve and cope with different stressors we face throughout life. They also bring individuals and families together to find solutions to problems they have and help mend broken relationships.
In hospice particularly, social workers are assigned to each patient and their family. They are available to assist on any number of practical or emotional issues. They can help patients fill out advance directives, help families determine funeral arrangements, offer education about caregiving, and connect patients and families to other community resources. Our social workers at CompassionCare Hospice are there to help individuals during the end of life journey. Leaving this life is not an easy task, but hospice social workers strive to help patients and loved ones through the process. As a part of the interdisciplinary team, social workers will represent the individual/family’s wishes and insure that each family receives care that is hand tailored to fit their needs.
We would like to say thank you to our team of social workers here at CompassionCare Hospice. Your dedication to our patients and families is greatly appreciated and you are a vital part of our hospice team.