Social Workers (SW) offer a variety of skills, knowledge and therapies designed to help long-term care residents and their families. The SW will provide you and your family with an admission orientation to the LTC facility. The SW is also available to provide counselling to you and your family as you adjust to your life at the LTC facility. As well, a SW is available throughout your stay to help you and your family with any challenges you may face. The SW can also help provide you with information to assist you in making an Advance Care Directive, Eastern Health (PDF), providing information about available services, or making referrals on your behalf to services available in the community.
A referral for SW services can be made by you, your family or any member of the health care team.