Fidelity Health Care Social Services

Premier Pulse     August 2023

By Heather Cary, MSW, LISW-S, social work supervisor, Fidelity Health Care

Fidelity Health Care has a team of Ohio licensed social workers with extensive experience to help patients and families navigate their health care journeys. Patients must be active in Fidelity Health Care services with skilled nursing or physical therapy to receive a social work consult. Our social workers can assist in the following:

  • Provide psychosocial assessment and ongoing intervention to restore patients to their optimum level of social and health functioning. This includes assisting patients and their families to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations. 
  • Provide counseling and intervention to complex psychiatric patients and assist them in understanding, accepting, and following a treatment regimen. 
  • Direct patients toward utilization of family and community resources. This may be accomplished by assessing and referring the patient to resources or acting as a patient advocate in working with other health and welfare agencies. 
  • Assist patients and their families with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose them toward illness or interfere with achieving maximum level of functioning. These range from counseling members of the patient's family to assisting patients with admission to a nursing home. 
  • Consult with the physician and other members of the health care team to assist them in understanding significant social, emotional, and environmental factors related to the patient's health problems. 
  • Assist in the development and revision of the physician's plan of treatment. 

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