March is National Social Work Month. The need for social workers is great.
Social workers provide services that include helpful information to guide families during the end of life journey. As needs are identified, the social worker assists the patient and family with coping strategies that may include emotional, social, financial or spiritual assistance.
Our compassionate team of social workers coordinates services for the Hospice home care and residence program, as well as in a community-based palliative care setting. Daily, they provide supportive counseling, anticipatory guidance and assistance to patients and their families with personal, psychosocial, psychoeducation, and environmental difficulties related to the patient’s terminal or serious illness.
We love our social workers. Thank you for all you do every day!
DID YOU KNOW?
There are more than 700,000 professional social workers employed in the United States, and more than three million worldwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to identify social work as one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Other government sources report there are more clinically trained social workers providing mental health and behavioral health services than any other professional discipline in the nation.
The nation needs more social workers as it continues to deal with entrenched problems that have stressed our society, including systemic racism and the Coronavirus pandemic. The United States is also experiencing one of its worst economic downturns since the Great Depression. Social workers are on the front lines, helping people overcome these crises.
In fact, social workers are everywhere people need help navigating tough life challenges. They contribute to interdisciplinary care teams in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, nonprofits, corporations, the military—and in local, state, and federal government. Many social work professionals also own private consultation practices.