Services: Social Work Services (6809 Views)


Overview
Pay: $0.00
Available Spaces: Unlimited
Deadline: No Deadline
Start Date: 01/02/2013
Description
Meals On Wheels maintains a commitment to respond to each of our clients as individuals with a sense of caring and compassion.  Using resources from within the agency and coordinating with geriatric social and health services throughout the city, Meals On Wheels staff members respond to a wide range of issues.

Social workers conduct regular visits with clients and consult with the drivers who see clients daily. For those clients in need, case managers provide referrals, assist with crises and provide ongoing monitoring.

Many clients are in need of in-home help such as laundry, cleaning and personal care such as bathing and dressing.  Arranging for medical care is another need, be it coordinating transportation for doctor’s appointments or helping with medical insurance issues. Social workers also assist with housing issues, personal and home safety and cases of abuse.

To supplement these social services, our dedicated volunteers help senior clients by shopping for them, visiting them in their homes, delivering meals on holidays or helping at the administrative offices. This system of integrated care provides a link between the meals and other services that a senior may need to remain independent.