Social Service linkage is provided by qualified professionals who are responsible for evaluating the social and emotional needs of the patient as related to his/her medical condition. Social services are provided under the direction of the physician.

    Social services can provide the patient and family with assistance in many areas, including but not limited to:

    • Assistance with the rental or purchase of medical equipment.
    • Counseling for long range planning and decision making such as nursing home placement or life care communities.
    • Community resource planning and referrals such as locating private hourly care funded through state or county programs, prescription assistance, or initiating meals-on-wheels.
    • Assistance with understanding medical bills or other financial account managemen