The Social Services department

The Social Services department plays an important role in transitioning individuals discharged from hospitals into short-term…

The Social Services department plays an important role in transitioning individuals discharged from hospitals into short-term rehabilitation units in nursing homes. What are the Federal requirements for social services staffing in Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing homes, and do all social services staff have to be licensed social workers?

Identify and describe 2 key roles of social services staff in the admissions and discharge process in nursing homes.

Are there any changes in the role of social services due to the new Federal Survey?

Are assisted living communities required to have a licensed social worker present for their residents – why or why not?