Social Work

What is social work?

Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems. (source: Canadian Association of Social Workers)

Receiving care in your home

Community-based social workers enrich individuals' lives by helping them cope with vital issues such as emotional, family and economic health - all within the comfort of their home environment.

How we can help

Saint Elizabeth's social workers address many needs, including:

  • Palliative care - assisting clients, families and care teams to manage in-home care.
  • Caregiver distress - coping strategies, training in stress management and effective communication.
  • Abuse/neglect - assessing risk, providing information about options, and therapeutic counseling.
  • Intergenerational or family conflict - assessing and providing counselling to address communication problems.
  • Brain injury - developing behaviour management strategies and helping families to adjust to the changes associated with brain injury.
  • Addressing complex social problems like the impacts of poverty, inadequate housing and barriers imposed by discrimination.

Am I covered?

We understand that every client and family has unique care needs. Individual services are available or multiple services can be combined depending on needs. We provide service through private insurance plans; on a fee-for-service basis; and, you can speak to your doctor about how to arrange care through your provincial health plan or local health authority. We are also a recognized provider through Veterans Affairs Canada.

When are services available?

Our services are flexible, convenient and customized to meet your needs and schedule.

Contact us for care

If you or someone you love has long or short-term health care needs, you do have the option of receiving care in your home. For answers to your questions about home care, or to learn more about how Saint Elizabeth can help meet your needs, call 1-855-275-3549 or contact us.

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