Medical Social Services with Skilled Nursing, Hospice Care and Spiritual Care in Amador, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Placerville, Roseville, Sacramento and Surrounding Communities
Medical Social Services by Excel Hospice Care, Inc
During the hospice journey, family and friends focus on making the most of the time they have left with their loved one. For those who are also tasked with managing care and coordinating resources, this can be a challenge. But you’re not alone. Excel Hospice care provides medical social services under the direction of a hospice social worker, providing you with the guidance and support you need during this emotional time.
Care for the Whole Person
Hospice social workers are specially trained in end-of-life care, and are deeply committed to advocating for the individuals they serve. The social worker meets with the patient and family to understand their requirements, goals, and wishes for end-of-life care. Support is available through a variety of resources, and the hospice social worker acts as a liaison for the patient and family, ensuring that all the necessary pieces are in place to support the individual’s spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.
We’re Here for You
The Hospice Social Worker can assist you in many ways — from coordinating specialized medical care and helping you take advantage of all available payment resources, to answering your questions and acting as an advocate on the patient’s behalf. Simply put, the social worker is available to provide you with the information and tools you need throughout the hospice journey. This may include:
- Help both patients and family members understand the hospice process and available care options
- Help coordinate referrals to appropriate agencies for additional support
- Help with the acquisition of any necessary medical equipment or supplies
- Assist with coordinating funding for equipment, medication and care
- Participate in patient-care conferences with the physician and interdisciplinary team
At Excel Hospice Care, we understand that patient needs can change throughout the hospice journey, and the social worker is dedicated to ensuring that the plan of care adapts to meet those changes.