Medical Social Services
Altomar Home Healthcare Medical Social Services
Our medical social services help individuals, couples and families cope with the social, psychological, cultural and medical issues resulting from an illness. Professionals in medical social services also help patients fully utilize medical care and services by:
Explaining health-care resources and policies to patients, family and professional staff
Helping plan for post-hospital patient needs by arranging for services at another facility or in the home
Explaining to patients the epidemiology of diseases, including social environment risk factors
Helping patients and families receive needed follow-up care by referral to health-care resources
Understanding the social, cultural and religious variables that contribute to patients' responses to illness and their use of health-care resources. Providing advocacy through appropriate organizations
Medical social workers may help patients with advance directives and other long-term care issues. They assure that patients’ medically related emotional and social needs are met and maintained throughout their medical treatment.
"This is a long overdue thank you for everything you did these last few years to make my Grandmother's life not only comfortable, but rich and full of love."
"No job was too big to tackle in insuring that my mother's needs were met. I would not hesitate to recommend Altomar Home Healthcare for a family member requiring home care assistance."
"The support that you have provided me during the last three years was invaluable in managing a most difficult task. I want to take an opportunity to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation for the outstanding care that your staff provided."