Medical Social Services

At Bridges Community Homecare we recognize that you need an advocate.
Healthcare services can be perplexing, confusing, and overwhelming. Sometimes helpful services aren’t advertised well—so you may have no idea what’s available.
That’s where our healthcare social workers come in. Along with your physician and nurse our social workers see the big picture: your health and the availability of services that can make your life better.

Coordination of Services

Our healthcare social workers coordinate the various services you may need to enjoy life in your home. Do you need special equipment like a hospital bed, wheelchair, or shower bench? While that equipment will come directly from a durable medical equipment (DME) supplier, our social workers work with you to ensure it all happens. Are you thinking about assisted living or do you have a need for a surgery and temporary inpatient stay in a rehab facility? Our social workers can educate you on your options and help you coordinate that care.

Find Funding Sources

Are you worried about how you’ll pay for the services you need? Maybe you’re overwhelmed by the costs of assisted living or wonder how you’ll pay for a rehab stay in a skilled nursing facility. The social workers at Bridges Community Care are experts in understanding sources of funding and can help you find ways to pay for your healthcare. Schedule a meeting with one of our social workers and they may surprise you with the things they know about funding.

Manage Paperwork

Let’s face it: there can be a lot of hoops to jump through when you need healthcare. That’s another reason you need an advocate. Bridges social workers can help you fill out paperwork and make sure that all the I’s are dotted and the T’s crossed.

Caregiver and Family Support

As a caregiver are you overwhelmed with all the things you need to do to care for your loved one? We know it can be overwhelming, but that’s why we’re here—to help make it easier. You’re probably not aware of all the services that can help you in your role. Many of those services are paid for by insurance and some services are offered free by the community. Don’t despair. Make an appointment with one of our healthcare social workers and let use make life easier.

Psychosocial Assessment and Interventions

Body and mind. Mind and spirit. At Bridges we’re not only concerned with your physical health—we’re concerned with your mental and social health too. As human beings we all need healthy thinking, healthy relationships, and healthy bodies. Our social workers can provide assessments that give important insights into your mental and social health—and they can help you find resources for support so you can find and keep the joy of living.

For more information on medical social services or to schedule an appointment with one of our healthcare social workers, contact Bridges Community Homecare today!