A medical social worker helps you navigate the healthcare resources available to you. A devastating illness or a rapid decline in function can make you feel lost and confused in regards to the healthcare system and how you should go about receiving care. A medical social worker helps you identify proper caregivers, doctors, and nurses; optimal medical facilities; and the best ways to pay for such services.
If you’re overwhelmed with healthcare decisions — so much so that you avoid care altogether — a medical social worker can add some clarity. A medical social worker coordinates with all of your family and other service providers to help develop a plan for care.
People with chronic disease, a terminal illness, mental illness, or those with emotional or social problems benefit most from the support of a medical social worker. If you’ve undergone a transplant or have a degenerative disease, a medical social worker monitors your needs as they change with your health.
A medical social worker is tasked with helping you understand your rights as a patient. You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to make your own decisions regarding healthcare. You may choose your doctor and ask questions, and have them answered in clear terms. You’re entitled to knowing the cost of all procedures before agreeing to them and must have access to your personal medical information. Even if you have the inability to pay, you have the right to receive emergency medical care.
A medical social worker doesn’t stop your care once you leave the hospital. They ensure your at-home medical needs are also met and coordinate care once at home. These services might include physical or occupational therapy, home health aides, or skilled nursing care. Carmona’s Care offers these services and can work in conjunction with your medical social worker. The ultimate goal is to provide you with the highest quality private care available in the community. Carmona’s care provides around-the-clock care for all patients.
We accept Medicare and MediCal. Private Insurance and Private Pay. We can work with your insurance, please give us a call you have questions.