HOSPICE SOCIAL WORKERS

The best possible hospice care includes more than just medical care. A compassionate and dedicated team of physicians, home health aides, nurses, volunteers, therapists, counselors and social workers provide the necessary care and support to each patient. Along with providing care and support to individuals, the hospice care team makes home visits, and can coordinate community services based on the needs of each individual patient.

Hospice Social Workers

Social worker’s services available to you include:

  • Supportive counseling
  • Assist in completing forms, such as insurance forms, Medicare and Medicaid paperwork, disability forms, or FMLA requests, just to name a few.
  • Reach out to organizations that offer resources that could benefit you and your loved ones.
  • Be a guide for your family as they make major health care decisions
  • Find and coordinate with support groups and counseling services for family members
  • Help with funeral planning
  • Grief support

Advocating To Improve Quality of Life

Alliance Hospice social workers have been specially trained in end-of-life care. They are uniquely qualified to form connections with each patient and advocate for them during their journey. Hospice Social Workers assess emotional and spiritual needs, assist with financial concerns and legal matters, provide direct counseling, assist with end-of-life planning and help facilitate communication between the family, health care professionals and community agencies.

Hospice Social Workers are dedicated to listening to and learning about each patient at a deeper level and relay information back to the rest of the interdisciplinary hospice care team. The social worker’s goal is to assist each patient, and their loved ones, through this difficult situation as smoothly and as stress free as possible.

Alliance Hospice operates hospice care and palliative care programs in Augusta, Georgia, North Augusta, South Carolina and other Georgia and South Carolina Communities. We are one of the nation’s premier providers of end-of-life care.