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Social workers in home health care know that an illness, disability, or injury that results in long term care presents tremendous challenges to both patient and family. Besides the loss of physical functioning and reduced ability to perform everyday tasks, you or your loved one may experience social isolation, economic and financial pressures, or feelings of depression.
At VNSNY, our social workers know the course these conditions typically take, as well as their prognoses and the therapeutic interventions that may be necessary.
When you or a loved one requires long term care, a social worker can help to:
Whether you need help getting your landlord to make repairs or modifications to your home or simply need someone to talk to as you evaluate the options available, a VNSNY social worker can be your ally in planning for long term care.
For more information about VNSNY’s social work services, including longterm care planning, please call us at 1-800-675-0391.