Medical Social Work

The Medical Social Work team works closely with our Nurses, Therapists and Home Health Aides. Our team addresses the social, economic and emotional issues relating to illness or injury and lessens the impact on an individual’s medical condition, treatment plan, or rate of recovery.

For each patient referred to the VNA of South Central CT, we can provide:
  • Crisis intervention
  • Assessment of biopsychological functioning
  • Depression prevention and counseling for depression
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Long-term care planning
  • Education and support for patients and families
  • Assistance in optimizing payer sources
  • Assistance in reducing unnecessary re-hospitalizations