If you’re taking care of an elderly parent, there can be many emotional and physical challenges in making sure they are well, healthy and safe in their home. In Home Health Care offers a variety of services to help you take care of your parents, including a medical social worker.
Medical Social Worker is an Advocate
When your parent is visited by a medical social worker, you can expect them to act as an advocate for them. They will help to coordinate care with other medical professionals as well as checking on the patient’s overall well-being.
Difficult Issues with Help
It is not uncommon for elderly patients to need help in psychological realms of health care. Mental health issues are one area where a Medical Social worker can make recommendations. While some families have trouble facing a particular decades-old issue, others welcome the help and objective opinion. The medical social worker can be a great help because in many instances the family’s psychological dynamics make it difficult to deal with particular issues.
When an elderly person comes home from a stay in the hospital or rehab unit, there can be many issues that a social worker can help with. Social workers are trained to spot problems with another family member too; for example, if a husband is having trouble caring for his wife, the social worker can recommend a home health aide that he needs but is too proud to ask for.
Another issue that can benefit from the help of a medical social worker is hoarding. Psychological issues sometimes become exacerbated by age and senility and hoarding is one such condition. This can be hard for a family to deal with and a so having a medical social worker to help can ease the emotional burden on the family. They can make recommendations that will need to be carried out and the authority of the position can easy family dynamics.
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