Our Social Services Department educates the resident and family members about the transition into life at Heartwood. This includes on orientation to the facility for both the resident and family members. A variety of services are available.
For the Resident:
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Specialized Support Group
- Cultural and Religious Considerations
- Liason to the Community
- Resource Materials (books, etc.)
For the Family and Support Persons:
- Counseling (or consultation)
- Support Groups
- Educational Offerings
Assistance with Financial Eligibility is available.
Discharge planning is an important aspect of Social Services provided by Heartwood. The development of the plan begins upon admittance to the facility. The discharge plan becomes an integral part of the resident’s total plan of care generated by the Heartwood Care Team under the direction of their personal physician.
Through individualized planning programs, the Social Services Department assists in the establishment of necessary support systems for the resident returning to the community, or another living arrangement.
Preparing the resident and caregiver with training and resources for this transition is a part of the plan.