Each day, nearly 800,000 social workers nationwide work to elevate and empower others, giving them the ability to solve life’s problems, cope with personal roadblocks and obtain the services they need.
Social workers are everywhere!
You may not realize it, but wherever there’s a need, social workers are there. They’re in libraries, hospitals, mental health facilities, and hospices. They place the sick and mentally ill on the path to recovery. They support our courageous military personnel, Veterans, and their families. They
are in schools, helping students overcome issues that prevent them from getting an education and when warranted, they protect children who have been neglected or mistreated. Social workers also help children find new families through adoption. According to the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, social work is one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States and is expected to rise 11 percent in the next decade.
At Heart ‘n Home, our social workers are called Care Navigators because they are experts in helping our patients and their families navigate their way through their end-of-life journey. They help with complex paperwork, funeral planning, and help patients carry out their end-of-life wishes. Care Navigators provide valuable resources available to the patient and family and become an advocate for them. They help to lighten the burden for all involved. Our Care Navigators are a vital part of our hospice team!
This year’s theme—Social Work: Generations Strong—highlights the fact social workers have been working for generations to improve the lives of every single American. As NASW marks its 65th anniversary, we’re paying homage to social workers, many of whom are responsible for the countless benefits Americans enjoy today—including more and better access to health and mental health care, Social Security and a minimum wage. All of which is possible because of the work of social workers and others.
Social work is also a profession that allows people across many generations to make a profound, positive impact on the lives of millions of people daily. You will find social workers from The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers to Millennials and Generation Z who are doing the hard,
often unsung work to make our nation and the world a better place.
During Social Work Month, we urge you to learn more about the intricacies of the social work profession and how it’s evolved over the years and how you can help members of this great vocation continue to make this nation better. If you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness and you would like more information about how hospice, and our Care Navigators, could help lighten your burdens, don’t wait, contact us today!