Letter to the Editor
Published 2:41 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2006
March is Social Work Month
The National Association of Social Workers recognizes March as Social Work Month. The theme for 2006 celebrates the efforts of social workers who help their clients through many of life's journeys.
This year's focus is on an individual issue that affects social workers and their clients - aging. Social Workers help all people at every stage of life, while promoting dignity for everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us.
Social workers strive to promote independence, autonomy and dignity for all of their clients. They offer families ways to deal effectively with long-term care responsibilities and work through hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, independent and assisted-living facilities, public agencies and even in client homes.
Social workers understand that the best elder care requires a broad view of social, environmental, psychological, economic and health care options. It is the ability to see the intersection of these elements that allow social workers to connect clients with the best resources for them - the best resources to help them along life's journeys.
Please join with the staff of Vanguard Home Health as we salute our local social workers and the work they perform with our older population.
Mari Lynn Hammac, RN, BSN
Vanguard Home Health