The role of the social worker in a long-term care facility is to enable each individual to function at the highest possible level of social and emotional wellness. At Bethesda, our Social Service staff is available to assist with medically related social and emotional needs. They help each resident who moves into our facilities make the transition from a previous living environment to life at Bethesda, while meeting the social, emotional and comfort needs of that resident.
Once a resident is established, the social worker assures the resident’s continuing needs are met and that the person is given the opportunity to participate in planning for continued care in the facility, transfer, or discharge back into the community. Although the resident is the main focus, it should be noted that much of the social worker’s time might be spent working with the family.
Most family members have questions regarding long-term care services for their loved one. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.
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