Whether it’s helping a young couple or the elderly, Newton Medical Center’s Social Services department can help meet the psychosocial needs of patients and their families. They help patients make plans to help ensure their safety and security once they leave the hospital. They provide information — and support.
Social workers can help you cope with your hospital stay, talk over problems and find needed community resources. They can also assist in making referrals or refer you directly to any of a large number of agencies, self-help groups or national and local health organizations.
The staff works closely with physicians, nurses and community groups to keep patients and their families informed on options.