Social Services are an important part of our health care team at JCFHD. Our social workers help patients and families cope with the challenges and problems that can be brought on by illness or life changes.
Social Workers assist with:
Social Services support a patient's/resident's right to participate in making decisions about their health care. They provide patients/residents and families with information about advance health care instructions including living will, health care treatment directives, and durable powers of attorney.
JCFHD respects a patient's right to participate in planning his/her health care, either directly through written instructions, or by appointment of another person to make decisions when the patient is unable to communicate his/her wishes.
Social Services assist in developing and implementing individual plans to ensure your care continues after you leave the hospital. Contact social services when help is needed for:
Nursing home placement
In-home community services
Social Services have detailed knowledge of available resources to help with problems such as:
Legal issues, such as guardianships
Crisis Intervention and Counseling
Social workers provide individual, marital or family counseling resources when illness or injury may cause any of the following:
Changes in physical or mental capabilities