The role of the social worker in a skilled nursing facility is to enable each individual to function at the highest possible level of psychological, social and emotional wellness.
The social worker helps the person who is entering a facility make the transition from a previous living environment to life in an institutional setting assuring that their needs are met. If the resident is being admitted for short term rehab, the social worker works with residents and families on a safe discharge plan.
Social workers play a vital role in residents care through care planning resident’s care needs, honoring and providing education regarding advance directives and overall overseeing residents care. Your social worker with meet with you upon admission and guide you throughout your entire stay, and will always be available to assist and your family members.