Medical Social Servicesmmaustin2017-10-26T19:49:01+00:00
What are Medical Social Services?
Medical Social Services are provided by home health social workers with experience dealing with medical conditions and working with the patient and their family to provide resources and assistance.
Power of Attorney
Medical Social Services may include assistance with Power of Attorney documents.
What is a Power of Attorney?
A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The one authorized to act is the agent or, in some jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact.
Medical Social Services may include assistance with Living Wills
What is a Living Will?
A living will, also called a directive to physicians or advance directive, is a document that lets people state their wishes for end-of-life medical care, in case they become unable to communicate their decisions. It has no power after death.
Counseling & Community Resources
Medical Social Services may include counseling & locating community resources.
What do we mean by Counseling & Community Resources?
Disabilities, illnesses, and life-limiting conditions can have far-ranging consequences beyond an individual’s physical health. Our social workers assess the social and emotional factors affecting the patient and family then respond with counseling or referral to community resources.