LETTER: Celebrating social workersTo the Telegram: Since 1965, the National Association of Social Workers has recognized March as the annual month to recognize the profession of social work; this year was no exception.
To the Telegram:
Since 1965, the National Association of Social Workers has recognized March as the annual month to recognize the profession of social work; this year was no exception. At Golden Living, social work is the foundation for building involvement with residents, patients, their family members, and staff. By acting as active advocates for these individuals, social workers ensure that needs of every patient or resident are met during care.
I took the opportunity during National Social Work Month to recognize social workers — who selflessly dedicate their lives to continually support and provide helping hands to improve the lives of others. From the bottom of my heart, I am truly appreciative of our Golden Living Center-Superior’s social work team and their commitment to the health care needs of our patients, their families, and our staff.
Golden Living Center-Superior’s social workers are the glue that holds our living center family together. As health care champions for quality care and patient satisfaction, these individuals work with the therapy team, dietitians, and nurses to maintain an ideal environment for all patients and residents. They help understand and assess issues relating to a patient’s emotional, psychological, or physical needs.
Social workers who dedicate their profession to working with individuals in skilled nursing facilities not only choose a truly unique career path, but also choose to make a difference in many individuals’ lives every day. Whether it is helping a patient receive a meal, they enjoy to helping them toward returning home, social workers partner with patients through their care and stay.
In particular, I would like to thank our Social Workers, Brita Rekve and Andrea Comnick for the special, yet essential, role they play in advocating for our patients, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Please join me in recognizing and thanking these unsung heroes for all that they do.
Golden Living Center- Superior