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In Home Care

Social Services

Our team of social workers helps patients and families solve life issues that may arise as a result of illness, injury or advancing age. Each of Fidelity Health Care’s social workers holds a master’s degree and is licensed in Ohio. Our vast experience makes us uniquely qualified to help patients and their families.

How Can a Social Worker Help Me?

Here are some of the most common ways that social workers provide help. During visits within a patient’s home we can help with:

Long-term care planning:

  • What will happen to dad if mom has a health crisis?
  • Mom can no longer care for herself. What options are available?
  • Reviewing care options when disabled patient’s health deteriorates 

Daily living:

  • How to obtain meals when patients can no longer cook for themselves.
  • What transportation is available within the community when patient can’t drive?
  • What other resources are available?

Finances and insurance:

  • Identifying financial services that are available to patient
  • Help with navigating insurance and/or Medicare

Palliative care:

  • Helping patients with a chronic illness learn how to manage their symptoms

End-of-life care planning:

  • Counseling patients, family and caregivers to make end-of-life not so scary
  • Assistance in getting a patient enrolled in hospice care
  • Support if a patient does not want hospice care

Making connections:

  • Understanding what resources are available, and how to tap into them. Examples include Meals on Wheels, home health aides, life line alert, medication dispensers, medical equipment, support groups

How Can I Request a Social Worker?

If a Fidelity Health Care nurse is providing care within your home, that nurse can arrange for visits from a social worker. Ask the nurse to make those arrangements for you. If you do not have in-home nursing care, your doctor can arrange for a social worker to visit your home to provide the help you need.

Helpful Advice 

Here are links to organizations that may be helpful to you depending on your particular situation.