The 2019 National Association of Social Worker’s theme is “Elevate Social Work.” Hospice of Southern Illinois takes this opportunity to highlight Hospice Social Workers and Bereavement Counselors for the work they do. Social Workers and Bereavement Counselors are part of the hospice care team focusing on the emotional and spiritual well-being of patients and their loved ones.
Social Workers play an active role in providing care to patients. They provide education, offer emotional support, promote communication, and connect individuals to available resources. Bereavement counselors ensure families have tools and additional support they may need to cope with the loss of a loved one. These services are offered for 13 months after a loved one has passed and can be helpful in their healing. Want to help thank them for their work? Share these images through the month of March, Social Work Month, to spotlight all Social Workers and Bereavement Counselors, especially those in hospice care. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ourheartbeatsburgundy! To read about our care, click here.