• Paradigm Health Social Services

    Hospice Social Work Involvement

    ➢    Assess patient and patient family needs

    ○      Assist with family conflict

    ○      Facilitate patient and family adjusting to terminal illness

    ➢    Create a plan, intervention and goal(s)

    ➢    Educate patient and family on interventions

    ➢    Offer support and companionship at end of life

    ➢    Assist with advance directive planning

    ➢    Funeral planning

    ➢    Community referrals

    ➢    Advocate for client’s best interest

    ➢    Insurance questions or assistance

    ➢    Respite care and facility placement assistance

    ➢    Encourage caregiver and staff selfcare


    Home Health Social Work Involvement

    ➢    Assessment of the social and emotional factors related to the beneficiary's illness, the need for care, their response to treatment, and adjustment to care

    ➢    Assessment of financial resources, and the community resources available

    ➢    Services provided on a short-term basis (two to three visits) to a beneficiary's family member or caregiver when it is shown that a brief intervention is necessary to remove a clear and direct impediment to the effective treatment of the beneficiary's medical condition or to the rate of recovery

    ➢    Appropriate action to obtain available community resources to assist in resolving the beneficiary's problem