It’s the month of March, and you know what that means…
…National Social Work Month!
So, get out your cheering banners and foam fingers, because it’s time to talk about, honor, and celebrate social workers.
What exactly is a social worker?
There are all different kinds of social workers, each with their own individualized focus. But, essentially, a social worker is a trained professional who gives aid in practical matters of daily welfare. Social workers will help you mentally and emotionally, but they’ll also help you keep your life organized and make sure you’re getting the proper care you need.
What is a geriatric social worker?
A geriatric social worker is who you’ll go to if you are a senior, or who you’ll take your loved senior to if you’re a caregiver. As opposed to a pediatric social worker who’s focus is in children, a geriatric social worker’s focus is on seniors. This just means that geriatric social workers specialize in the social, biological, and psychological needs of older individuals. It’s what they are most experienced in and what they are most knowledgeable about.
What can a social worker do for you?
A social worker is the person you go to when you want help with mental or emotional struggles in everyday life. A social worker will help you with things like:
– Social struggles
– Financial stresses
Social workers can work with you individually or in a group. If you’re having trouble communicating with your family, a social worker will sit down with you and your family and try to get to the root of the problem, together.
Why choose a social worker?
Social workers give you the best bang for your buck, because they usually charge less than psychologists and psychiatrists. If you’re worried about your budget, but still want help, social workers are the way to go!
Where can you find the right social worker for you?
Finding the right social worker can take a few tries. Working with a social worker is a very personal, very subjective experience. You need more than just location or budget to match- you also need personality and values to match as well.
Which means, that you might need to shop around a bit before you find the social worker for you. Don’t feel like you have to stay with a social worker after just one session, if you feel like you’re not suited for one another. Do what’s right for you, and get the social worker that’s best for you.
How can a homecare agency help?
It can be difficult to find a social worker on your own.
Where do you look?
How much should you be paying?
How do you know if they’re any good?
If you’re having a stressful time on your own, try contacting a professional homecare agency for help! Agencies, like Angels on Call, offer top notch medical social workers so you won’t have to deal with the anxiety of choosing a social worker all on your own.