Social Work & Home Health Aide

Social Work

Homecare Dimensions medical social workers provide help with financial problems, transportation problems, family problems and overall decision making. They are here to serve your non-medical needs.

Social workers are an integral part of the health care team. They work with other hospital specialists to contribute to your overall treatment plan. They provide:

  • Individual, family, and group counseling to help with coping and adjusting to lifestyle changes
  • Referrals to local community and national organizations and support groups that offer information and support to patients
  • Lodging information
  • Information about financial assistance programs including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, and other programs
  • Information about employment and disability benefits
  • Assistance with governmental agencies and programs that help people with disabilities, including the Social Security Administration and Medicare
  • Advocacy (They strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources.)
  • Psychosocial research

Home Health Aide

Home health aides are also a very important part of our team. They work under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a physical therapist and are used when there’s a specific need for personal care for patients at home. Aides are trained to maintain a safe and clean environment for patients. Some of the tasks an aide can complete for you in addition to providing personal care include:

  • Keeping your bed and bedside area clean and neat, including bedside commode, bedside table and side rails. Bed linens will be changed at your request and as needed.
  • Cleaning the bathtub and sink after each patient use
  • Light meal preparation and cleanup for the patient
  • Patients laundry including linen, gowns and underwear

Keep in mind that all duties performed by the home health aide will be done as established by the primary nurse or therapist.

In the News

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