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Social Work

Compassionate, caring, and supportive

The Social Work Department at Southwest General Hospital offers comprehensive, compassionate and caring assistance and support for patients coping with difficulties or adversity.

Our services include:

  • Locating community services
  • Managing caregiver stress or daily activities
  • Help in dealing with concerns for aging relatives
  • Evaluations of individuals for appropriate services
  • Adjustment to illness counseling
  • Long-range planning with respect to:
  • Advanced directives
  • Resource information
  • Referrals
  • Consultation
  • Helping patients and family members cope with chronic health changes
  • Relocation to nursing homes or assisted living facilities
  • Community education and group programs