When you or a family member is ill, we can help you get the resources and services you need to cope with the emotional, social, financial and day-to-day stress of treatment and recovery. Whether you are receiving inpatient or outpatient care, our masters-level clinical social workers are available to provide you and your family with help and support.
If you are coping with a long-term illness or experiencing a health crisis, we are able to address specific issues that you and your family may be facing, including:
- Patient and family adjustment to illness or injury
- Coping with individual or family stress
- Completion of advance directives
- Discharge planning for home, rehabilitation or extended care
- Grief, end-of-life and loss services
- Safety and crisis intervention
- Insurance and financial needs
- Interpreter services
- Pastoral services
We also offer information and referrals for a range of programs that assist with mental health concerns, substance abuse, elder care and supportive services. Our community programs include:
- Bridges & Beyond: Trained volunteers provide nonclinical support to patients outside the hospital, such as transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping.
- Lifeline: Lifeline is a personal medical alert service that assures 24/7 quick response and assistance for older adults living at home.
- Trauma Support Team: This team, staffed during the day by Rutland Regional Medical Center clinical social workers and by trained volunteers on evenings, weekends and holidays, provides immediate support for trauma patients and their loved ones.