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Medical Social Work

  • Provide information on long-term care options, such as assisted living arrangements
  • Suggest community programs to help the patient and caregiver meet care and social needs
  • Help access funds when financial limitations make obtaining medical care difficult, such as assistance with medications, medical care, food, rent or transportation
  • Counsel patients and caregivers who are having difficulty coping with illness
  • Provide grief counseling
  • Help resolve family conflicts affecting the patient's care