Our Berks VNA Medical Social Work team provides intervention when social, emotional or environmental issues are interfering with a patient’s health care treatment or recovery. Social workers provide counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource connections, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief, care-focused family counseling.
Who Can Benefit From Medical Social Work
- Those with significant challenges and life stressors such as limited or distant caregiving supports
- People struggling with adjustment to physical, social economic and emotional circumstances
- People in need of long-term in home care plans
- Patients with a need and desire to be linked to community resources and benefits