Social Services

Short Description

Families with a patient staying at AJD Hospice have access to more than just caring and trained nurses; they also can access a wide range of social services provided by our staff to give them support. Our social workers are here to act as advocates to provide you with any level of help needed during a loved one’s care. This can mean anything from helping patients detail advance medical directives to assisting with funeral arrangements or directing families to community services.


Key Features of Our Hospice Social Services:

  1. Emotional Support: Our social workers offer empathetic listening, counseling, and companionship to patients and their families. They create a safe space for open conversations about fears, hopes, and the emotional challenges associated with end-of-life care.

  2. Care Planning: Working collaboratively with the hospice care team, our social services professionals help develop comprehensive care plans that align with the individual preferences, values, and cultural beliefs of each patient. This ensures a personalized and dignified end-of-life experience.

  3. Resource Navigation: Navigating the complexities of healthcare and social services can be overwhelming. Our social workers assist families in accessing relevant resources, including financial assistance, bereavement support, and community services, to alleviate the burdens associated with end-of-life care.

  4. Family Education: Understanding the nuances of the dying process can empower families to provide the best possible care. Our social workers offer educational support, helping families comprehend the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the end-of-life journey.

  5. Bereavement Support: Our commitment to care extends beyond the passing of a loved one. Our social services team provides ongoing bereavement support to help families navigate the grieving process, fostering healing and resilience.

  6. Advocacy: Advocacy is a cornerstone of our social services. We work tirelessly to ensure that the wishes and rights of the patient are respected, collaborating with healthcare providers, community organizations, and other stakeholders to uphold the highest standards of care.

By choosing our hospice social services, families can find solace in knowing that their loved ones are receiving comprehensive, compassionate, and individualized support during this profound and sacred time. We are honored to walk alongside our patients and their families, providing comfort, understanding, and a compassionate presence throughout the end-of-life journey.