Geriatric Social Worker
The Geriatric Social Worker works collaboratively with other health care professionals in order to achieve optimum psycho-social functioning, prevent unnecessary deterioration and promote independence. Services are provided in an accessible manner and are offered directly in the community, where the elder reside or at local health centres. The Geriatric Social Worker assists individuals who have experienced a functional decline and may be having difficulty with their activities of daily living, cognitive difficulties, financial difficulty and mental health issues complicated by age-related decline.
Case management: Ongoing monitoring and support along with planning and advocating for services required by elders and their caregivers to optimize their independence and enhance their overall well-being.
Assessments: When applicable, the Geriatric Social Worker will complete a biopsychosocial intake assessment, memory testing as well as depression and anxiety screening.
Treatment Planning: Based on the assessments completed or issues identified, further steps and client centered goals are created to meet the unique needs of the elder with a focus on enhancing their psychosocial functioning and working collaboratively with other health care providers in their circle of care.
For information on Noojmowin Teg Health Centre’s Geriatric Social Worker services, please contact (705) 368-2182 ext. 254.