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Social Services

Patient & Family Social Services

A Holistic Approach to Healthcare

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 and staff assist patients and families with the emotional stressors of a hospital stay which may include things like separation, chemical dependency, terminal illness, family violence, and long-term illness and rehabilitation.

Our social workers also help patients deal with their practical needs, such as meals, finances, homemakers, equipment, and transportation. We want to our patents and their families to have the independence they experienced prior to admission.

Patients Returning Home

We help patients prepare to return home by providing support through post-hospitalization planning and the help of community agencies, such as PASSPORT and home health care, after discharge, if needed.

There is no need for a physician referral, so anyone in need can call Lima Memorial Social Services. Our social workers and our experienced nurses are practiced at assessing patient and family needs.

Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney on Advanced Directives for Healthcare

Lima Memorial Social Services can help you assemble a living will and/or a durable power of attorney on advanced directives for Healthcare. This is a service available to any patient at Lima Memorial Health System.

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 for additional information about Ohio’s living will and durable power of attorney for healthcare.

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