Lima Memorial Social Services work with a large variety of programs to help patients and their families deal with the stress and problems associated with a hospital stay.
Social workers assist patients and families with emotional stressors (separation, chemical dependency, terminal illness, family violence, and long-term illness and rehabilitation) and help patients deal with their practical needs (meals, finances, homemakers, equipment, and transportation). We want to give back the independence they had prior to admission. We help patients prepare to go home by providing support through post-hospitalization planning and the help of community agencies, such as PASSPORT and home health care, after discharge.
Anyone can call Lima Memorial Social Services. There’s no need for a physician referral. Our social workers and our experienced nurses are practiced at assessing patient and family needs.
Both a living will and a durable power of attorney on advanced directives for healthcare give you the power and legal authority to make your own decisions about the type and level of care you want in critical or end-of-life treatment. They allow you to make difficult medical decisions that your doctors or family members often cannot make on their own.
You can make an appointment with Lima Memorial Social Services to discuss these legal documents or get help completing these documents by calling 419-226-5065. The services provided by Social Services are free.
Visit ohpco.org for additional information about Ohio’s living will and durable power of attorney for healthcare.