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Medical Social Work Services, Inc.

We are experienced specialists committed to improving the quality of life  of older Americans.  

This goal is well established as public policy in our country, it is an objective shared by most Americans, and it defines our mission.

APPROACH

We are convinced the most productive way to cause significant improvements in life quality of the elderly is by effective utilization of existing resources at all levels of our society.  This belief, coupled with extensive experience in elder care, provides the foundation for our unique approach.  

With the Federal Medicare Home Health Law as our guide, and the delivery of direct services as our laboratory, we developed a model social service program  maximizing potential for recovery and prolonging independence of vulnerable elders.  (Click > Model Program for more information)

Six interrelated areas of service provide the foundation for a strategic plan to enhance self-sufficiency and preserve dignity of large numbers of elderly individuals, by effective utilization of existing programs and within the scope of current funding.  

Areas of Service

Elder Care Planning and Management 

Medical Social Work Services, Inc.ís comprehensive geriatric care plans are prepared from a professional social work perspective and address all areas of need to insure safety, enable optimal independence, and preserve dignity.

With more elder care planning and management experience than any provider on Florida's Treasure Coast, we guarantee the effectiveness of our services.  (Click   > About Us and >  South Florida Coverage Area  for more information)

Medicare Home Health
Medical Social Services 

The organization and mission of our services is in large measure the product of our extensive experience in the Medicare Home Health field, including: 

  • Nearly 10,000 Medicare Home Health care plans for 27 Medicare Home Health Agencies, since 1990).

  • More than 100 years of combined professional social work experience in our Treasure Coast service area. 

(Click > Medicare Home Health Services and   >  Coverage Area for more information).

Volunteer Social Services 

We  volunteer a portion of our professional skills and resources to help senior citizens in need, as well as advocate for improvements in social conditions affecting their quality of life.  (Click > Volunteer Services  for more information).

Consultation/Model Program  

Our prototype service delivery model is most effective with home health agencies committed to  patient centered  management.  In such a managerial environment, an adaptation of our model program produces:

  • Medical Social Services  in full compliance with the Federal Medicare Home Health Law and its mandatory  "Conditions of Participation."

  • Care Plans maximizing potential for maintaining health and prolonging independence.

  • Community recognition of a high quality Home Health program.

(Click > Consultation and > Model Program for more information).

Education

Our goal is to contribute to the training and education of geriatric care specialists by providing "hands on" experience to graduate social work  students   through a field unit, in partnership with an accredited university school of social work and  Medicare certified home health agencies. (Click > Education for more information).  

Advocacy   

Our strategic plan to unleash the full potential of the the Federal Medicare Home health program is based on an operational premise that all the ingredients necessary for major improvements in the quality of life of elder Americans, already exist in established public policy, legislation, funding, and service delivery programs.  (Click > Advocacy and >   Public Policy  for more information).     

 

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Contact Us

Medical Social Work Services, Inc.

1745 Binney Drive, Ft. Pierce, FL  34949

 

E-Mail  JohnAshcraftMSW@bellsouth.net

           Phone / Fax  (772) 467-0709           

                       

 

 

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