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Has Anyone Worked With A Social Worker And If So What Services Did They Provide And How Was It Helpful To You?

Has Anyone Worked With A Social Worker And If So What Services Did They Provide And How Was It Helpful To You?

posted March 22, 2016
A myALZteam Member

Hi Jamie,

I just joined this group and noticed your question. I'm not sure of the type of social worker you are mentioning but we have engaged the services of a Geriatric Care Manager. Do a search on this and look for the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers. Most are educated as social workers but not all social workers are Care Managers. Carol gives me peace of mind just knowing there is someone to call for referrals and references. Should I become unable to care for RAC for any reason, Carol would be able to jump in to help our daughter make the necessary arrangements. In a pinch, she could even accompany us in medical situations if we felt extra support was needed. My perspective is you can't have too many people on your team and a knowledgable professional is a huge plus. I wish you well as you move through your journey.

posted March 24, 2016
A myALZteam Member

I have a social worker also, but my husband is on Hospice. They provide couple hours (in my case) two days a week so I can get away. I believe they provide housekeeping, but I do my own. They also interact with my husband on suggestions to keep his mind busy.

posted April 12, 2016
A myALZteam Member

Thank you for sharing, that was helpful. You hear so many things, so its nice to hear stories and experiences first hand. That type of care and help is going to be needed. You are right you can never have enough help or support. Thank you!

posted March 25, 2016

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