March is Social Work Month

Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society.

Our nation’s more than 650,000 social workers have amazing tenacity and talent. Here at Hospice of Central New York, our social workers provided support and counseling to patients and their families as they cope with the challenges of dealing with a terminal illness.

Hospice social workers could provide information regarding community resources and offer assistance related to advanced directives, financial and legal needs. Social workers can provide advocacy, facility communication and assist with crisis management. Social Workers are part of the professional Hospice care team that comes up with a specially designed plan of care for each of our patients.

You can find our Hospice Social Workers in our community, as well, educating the public about the resources available to them when it comes to caregiving and end-of-life concerns. This month alone our Social workers will be making presentations to church groups and a public forum on end-of-life care.

We appreciate their hard work and the care they offer to patients, families and the community.