Social workers play a critical role in connecting patients with home health agencies that can help them recover from an illness, injury or chronic condition in the comfort of their own homes.
There are nearly 700,000 social workers in the United States, according to the National Association of Social Workers. A healthcare social worker is responsible for helping people navigate the services they need to maintain optimal health and perform activities of daily living.
In addition to these services, ProHealth Partners offers counseling services provided by our team of Licensed Independent Social Workers. We also have a staff of Certified Nurse Specialists with full prescriptive privileges. By offering counseling and medication management in a unified approach, we can tailor care for each patient based on their individual needs.
Healthcare social workers also serve as patient advocates, educators and trusted advisors – helping individuals understand and exercise their rights to:
- Make personal decisions regarding their own care
- Be treated with dignity and respect
- Select healthcare providers that provide first-rate care
- Know costs of services before undergoing them
For everything social workers do to promote quality patient care, ProHealth thanks you!