Medical social work services play a critical role in home health care. At Tahara Health, our team of skilled medical social workers helps you navigate the complexities of healthcare, ensuring that you receive the best possible care. From emotional support to practical assistance, we are here to help.
Social workers in home health care play a vital role in healthcare. If you are having difficulty remaining independent at home, Tahara Health’s healthcare social workers can assist you in finding answers.
The home care social worker works alongside nurses, home health aides, and other members of the home health team to help you navigate the healthcare system and have your needs met. Medicare, Medicaid, and many other major insurance plans cover medical and social services for people who meet the eligibility requirements.
Medical social workers are trained professionals who help people with chronic diseases or who are recovering from surgery, illness, or injury by giving them emotional support, advocating for them, and giving them access to resources.
They are problem solvers who find and offer solutions to difficulties affecting patients’ health. Most social workers who work in home care need a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work. Most states require them to be licensed in order to practice.
Medical social workers in home health often work in patients’ homes. In addition, they may offer care in senior living complexes or group homes.
Medical social workers can give you important information and help you figure out how to deal with an illness or injury. They help you reach your goals by focusing on the social, economic, and mental aspects of recovery.
Home care social workers, for example, may discover unmet social requirements that make it harder for you to manage your illness. These may include difficulties getting to medical visits, affording prescriptions, or cooking nutritious meals. Home health care social workers can also assist patients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health difficulties that are interfering with their capacity to manage a chronic condition.
Your Tahara Health home health social worker collaborates with you, your healthcare providers, and other members of the home health team to provide you with the best care possible. In home health care, the social worker’s responsibility is to provide:
You must fulfill home health eligibility standards and have a doctor’s order for skilled nursing, physical, occupational, or speech therapy to get in-home social services. The criteria are that you need skilled care like nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, or an ongoing need for occupational therapy; you are under the care of a doctor who has made a home health care plan of care for you; it is hard for you to leave your home without help (for example, from another person or a device like a walker or wheelchair); or you have a condition that makes leaving home medically unsafe.
With Tahara Health’s home health social work, the first step is an exam to figure out your needs and goals. Depending on your needs and your doctor’s instructions, social workers usually spend about an hour with you at home.
Some of the most common goals of medical social services are to help families deal with the responsibilities of caring for and helping:
Managing an illness or recovering from surgery or an injury may be difficult. Our home health social workers can teach you how to manage your disease or guide you through your recovery.
Tahara Health offers home care and home health care services, in the comfort of your own home. Our primary mission is to provide compassionate, high-quality, and innovative services while encouraging independence and improvement of overall well-being.
When you choose Tahara Health, you can rest assured that your everyday needs will be handled by our trustworthy, committed, honest and competent caregivers.
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Home Health services are skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work, and home health aide.
If you are not getting discharged from the hospital or nursing home, then you will need to have your doctor send an order for home care services. We can assist you with the process if need be.
No. The patient does not need to be bedbound to be considered homebound. The patient is considered “homebound” under Medicare if the patient cannot leave home without “considerable and taxing effort”.
Yes. We are here for you 24 hours and 7 days of the week to address any concerns you have. We have dedicated staff to always answer your questions.