Covenant Hospice Celebrates National Social Work Month

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Covenant Hospice Celebrates National Social Work Month

Covenant Hospice proudly celebrates National Social Work Month throughout March. This year’s theme, “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy,” promotes the mission of social work, which is to enhance human well being and help meet the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable.

There are 640,000 professional social workers in the United States that have dedicated their careers to either helping people transform their lives or improving environments that make such progress possible.

Throughout its 34 county service area, Covenant Hospice social workers help patients and families to live with dignity and the highest degree of physical, emotional, social and spiritual comfort. They provide emotional support to the patients and loved ones assist in dealing with closure issues, help in understanding and completing advanced directives, and help in understanding and utilizing Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance benefits. Covenant Hospice social workers also help patients and families who need financial assistance by identifying and accessing community resources.

“Social workers are essential to our organization because they provide services that encompass a wide variety of needs,” says Lill Jennings, Development Specialist for Covenant Hospice. “They have passion and an inherent sense of purpose that truly inspires our staff and the patients and families that we serve.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Covenant Hospice is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life limiting illnesses. For more information or to make a hospice inquiry, call (850) 729-1800 or visit www.covenanthospice.org.