Social Work Services (Case Management)

Providing social services and support to patients and their families


Providing social services and support to patients and their families

Scripps case managers assist patients and their families with a number of challenges to ensure a safe and appropriate discharge, including:

  • Arranging for continued care upon discharge at home and in the community. This may include care at a skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation center.
  • Arranging for home health care, which may involve physical, occupational or speech therapies, and skilled nursing in the patient’s residence.
  • Scheduling outpatient follow-up appointments after discharge to ensure appropriate continued care.

Social Workers also provide emotional support and resources to patients and their family members:

  • Counseling regarding adjustment to the patient’s current condition and treatment
  • Providing coping tools to handle the various psychosocial stressors that may affect treatment progress, such as lack of support systems, unstable home environment and financial issues
  • Assessment and intervention regarding substance and alcohol abuse, domestic violence or assault, and protective services issues for children, elders and those with disabilities
  • Resources and referrals to community services including financial, legal, mental health, shelter/housing, sober living and various other support services