Returning home from the hospital is a challenge for many patients and their families, particularly when continuing health care is required within the home setting. For this reason, Independence Plus can provide a licensed clinical social workers who can help you and your loved ones ease the transition to home nursing by providing the following:
Assistance Finding Resources
Bringing a loved one with chronic medical needs home from the hospital can be a difficult undertaking for those unfamiliar with the world of home health care. A licensed clinical social worker can assist your family in finding and scheduling the necessary help, from skilled private duty nurses to licensed respiratory care practitioners.
When a family member is ill, tensions can run high, leading to disagreements that may sometimes seem insurmountable. Seeking the intervention of a licensed clinical social worker is generally a good idea, as he or she can view the situation objectively as well as use past experience with similar cases to suggest alternate options or provide a larger picture.
Resolution of Obstacles
An unexpected disability can put a great deal of strain on the patient and his or her family, as important aspects of life such as income and division of household labor become uncertain. A licensed clinical social worker can help identify feasible solutions and inform you of options such as applying for disability benefits. He or she can also work to resolve transportation difficulties and suggest ways to make your home safer and more accessible to your loved one.
If you have questions about maintaining your loved one’s continuity of care between the hospital and home or would like to get in contact with a licensed clinical social worker, call Independence Plus today at (708) 366-4500. With skilled clinicians in a variety of areas, including nursing, respiratory care, and rehabilitative therapy, we can help you and your family more easily adjust to home health care.