When we are faced with a difficult decision to make, we want to be informed and advised of all the factors we could consider. When we are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, it affects our mental health too. We grow anxious about our situation and often don’t know where to start. Our health services in Illinois include medical social services which can help you and your family in such a difficult situation.
A medical social worker can provide you with home health services like:
- Educating. The disease, treatment process, and helpful prevention strategies are discussed with the patient and/or their family members for them to be informed of all viable options for treatment and care.
- Counseling. Self-care and healthy coping techniques are shared and taught to the patient to help ease their anxiety or worries. Personal care services can also be recommended if the patient already needs assistance with the activities of daily living.
- Referrals. Referrals to the appropriate community resources are provided for the patients. Assistance with communicating with the right people to reach out to is also offered.
Optimal HomeCare Services, Inc. understands that our home health care in Park Forest, Illinois should be holistic. Our services include providing care for a client’s physical health through our skilled nurses and home health aides. Moreover, we are also concerned about our client’s mental and emotional health so we offer companionship and medical social services.