Orange County Social Services in Hospice
Let a Hospice Social Worker Provide Support
A hospice social worker is an essential part of the care team in hospice care. They assess a patient’s needs and goals while also helping the family navigate this difficult time. A hospice social worker is a medical social worker (MSW) who has specialized training in end-of-life issues.
Some of the things a hospice social worker assists with include:
- Working with ethnic and economic diversity within the family
- Building and strengthening family support networks
- Navigating health care systems
- Helping family members make care decisions
- Ensuring end-of-life wishes are documented and known by care workers
Hospice social workers may also help in a variety of other ways, including assisting with Medicaid and Medicare paperwork, helping with funeral arrangements, arranging bereavement counseling, and more. They are an indispensable part of in-home care in hospice in Orange County.
Navigating hospice can be complex. Let a hospice social worker in Walnut help you find your way. Contact Valley Oaks Hospice at (626) 671-4449.
Social Services For the Whole Family
Some families make the mistake of believing that hospice care assistance is only available for the patient. That’s far from the truth. Social services extend to the whole family, even those who do not live locally.
When someone is nearing the end of life, the entire family structure is affected, not just one person. At Valley Oaks Hospice, our social workers understand that and strive to provide family-centered care as well as companionship that helps everyone. When the family support network is strengthened, everyone benefits. Don’t feel like you have to find your way through the maze of care providers, services, and paperwork involved in hospice care alone. This is one of the largest advantages of our hospice care! A skilled Orange County social worker from Valley Oaks Hospice can help.
We realize every patient and family is unique, and we’re prepared to work with your specific situation. Contact us at (626) 671-4449.