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Our Mission

Dedicated to enhancing Total Person Care through advocacy, education, leadership and support.

Long term care social services are provided directly to residents and their families to promote psychological well being.  The Social Worker assists in fostering a therapeutic environment which is conducive to enhancing quality of life, as well as helping residents retain identity, individuality and independence.

To accomplish this mission:

  • Social Services should be structured as a department directly responsible to the Administrator.

  • Social Services should must be an integral part of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Social Services is responsible for the provision of direct services to residents and families, including psychosocial assessment and planning, casework services on an individual, family or group basis, advocacy and assistance with discharge planning and utilization of community resources.

  • Social Services functions as the resident's representative in policy development and other appropriate committees of long term care facilities, as well as in daily activities affecting resident's rights.

  • Social Services will contribute to staff knowledge of the rights and psychosocial needs of residents and their family members through assisting with planning and/or presenting inservice education, consultation and advocacy.

  • Social Work professionals have the right and responsibility to pursue their own professional development.  This is done through participation in continuing  education opportunities and membership in professional organizations.  Fulfilling requirements for social work licensure in the State of Minnesota is encouraged.