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Social Work Services

VNS Medical Social Workers work closely with the nurses, therapists and home health aides. They focus on the social and emotional issues related to illness or injury and bring a clinical understanding of family systems, human development, aging and psychotherapy.

VNS Social Workers provide these services:

  • Community resource planning and referral
  • Crisis intervention
  • Caregiver support
  • Patient advocacy
  • Support for health-related lifestyle changes
  • Long range planning
  • Short term counseling
  • Hospice and palliative care social work
  • Family meetings
  • Financial planning
  • Adjustment to illness/prognosis
  • Support services for those dealing with grief and loss
  • Assessment, support, and referral for other social and emotional factors that could impede medical treatment and recovery           


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