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Agape Hospice Recognizes National Social Work Month

Monday, March 11, 2019 | Joe Nester

Agape Hospice Recognizes National Social Work Month

Agapé Hospice Recognizes National Social Work Month.

Agape Hospice recognizes March as National Social Work Month. Agape Hospice extends sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of our Social Workers. The 2019 Social Work theme is “Elevate Social Work” with an emphasis on the present role of social workers in helping the most vulnerable of our society and improving the lives of all.

The roles and responsibilities of our Social Workers are vast. As counselors they offer a holistic approach focused on emotional and psychosocial support, to ensure patients and their loved ones are comfortable, educated and at peace. They prepare the patient/representative for the caregiving role. Our Agape Hospice Social Workers work one-on-one with patients and representatives to help them to get their affairs in order including but not limited to establishing an advance directive as part of end-of-life planning, naming a healthcare power of attorney, and addressing funeral plans. Additionally, as a National Hospice and Palliative Care (NHPCO) Level III We Honor Veterans program our social workers collaborate with Veterans, Veterans Affairs (VA), and the local VA Service Officers to advocate for entitled benefits.

Agape Hospice applauds the commitment and dedication of our social workers and we celebrate their devotion to help others. Join me this month in recognizing they're advocating for patient rights, connecting educational resources and providing emotional, spiritual and holistic support to help improve the quality of life for South Carolinians.

Thank you for your dedication! You are appreciated!

Theresa Younis, President.

The family of Dianne Bush wants to especially thank Jim Shinta, Kim Hartman and Melanie McAlhaney for their care of Dianne and the support and kindness shown to our family members. Dianne’s husband, Ashley, said “If I had known how much hospice could help I would have requested the service much earlier.”

The Bush family, Charleston SC