Medical Social Services

Our  social worker’s role in home health care is to provide: One-on-one education about health and wellness, tailored to patients’ needs, home routines and goals.
We provide counseling for emotional or mental health concerns. Support with coping skills. 

The following activities are considered covered medical social services:

  • Assessment of the social and emotional factors related to the beneficiary’s illness, the need for care, their response to treatment, and adjustment to care
  • Assessment of the relationship of the medical and nursing requirements to the home situation, financial resources, and the community resources available
  • Services provided on a short-term basis (two to three visits) to a beneficiary’s family member or caregiver when it is shown that a brief intervention is necessary to remove a clear and direct impediment to the effective treatment of the beneficiary’s medical condition or to the rate of recovery
  • Appropriate action to obtain available community resources to assist in resolving the beneficiary’s problem