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March is National Social Work Month

Comfort comes in many forms at Alive Hospice. Many people associate hospice with pain relief at the end of life, and that’s a big part of it. But hospice doesn’t stop there. It’s also comfort for the heart.


March is National Social Work Month, and you might be surprised to learn just how many ways Alive Hospice social workers help patients and families:

  • Social workers provide emotional support for patients AND their loved ones.
  • They listen.
  • They assess a patient’s and/or family’s needs arising from a terminal illness and work to meet those needs.
  • They help with planning as a patient’s illnesses progresses.
  • They assist with completing advance directives.
  • They help family members take care of themselves as they take on the role of caregiver.
  • They help patients reflect over their lives and define their legacies.
  • They help patients and loved ones reconnect and/or reconcile.
  • They help families prepare for an impending loss.
  • Grief counselors, who are social workers by training and education, help families find strength and hope for healing after a loss.

When a terminal diagnosis turns the world upside down, Alive Hospice social workers help restore some stability. And when a loss changes a person’s life forever, social workers are there to help with open arms and open hearts.

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