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
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
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
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.