Medical Social Work

Purple Heart provides social services by a qualified medical social worker.

The social worker performs a range of services that will include but are not limited to:

•  Assessment and reassessment of the patient

•  Referral to community resources

•  Nursing home and institutional placement assistance

•  Assisting with patient, family, and team members with social, emotional, and environmental issues relating to the patient’s health problems

•  Consulting with the physician regarding the patient’s status if his/her condition is adversely affected by social, environmental or economic conditions

•  Providing rehabilitative and/ or supportive case work services

•  Development, implementation, review and revision of the plan of care