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Social Services


The Social Services department at the Sabetha Community Hospital helps patients and their families cope with the difficulties associated with disease and illness. Our job starts the day you are admitted into the hospital when we begin to evaluate what services or assistance may be needed upon discharge. Services offered include:

Patient Assessment
Social Workers assist patients and families in identifying ways to cope with all psychosocial aspects of illness or injury.

Admission Planning
Social Workers address problems that delay or interfere with admissions to Sabetha Community Hospital.
Medicare, Medicare Drug Plan, Medicaid and other insurance issues
Lodging
Transportation

Advanced Directives
Social Workers support a patient's right to participate in making decisions about their healthcare. They provide patients and families with information about advance healthcare instructions, including Living Wills, Healthcare Treatment Directives and Durable Power of Attorney. Click here to download advanced directive, DNR and Living will forms or contact Jean Ann Holland at 785-284-2121.

Discharge Planning
Social Workers assist in developing and implementing individual plans to assure your care continues after you leave the hospital. Our Social Services department can help you arrange:

Swing Bed Skilled Services
Nursing home placement
Rehabilitation placement
Home Health & Hospice care
In-home community services
Meals on Wheels
Housing
Employment
Legal issues, such as guardianships and abuse and neglect (child and elderly)
Finances
Support Groups
Area Agency on Aging
Veterans benefits
Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D and Social Security Benefits
Prescription Drug Programs

The Sabetha Community Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of health and care to our communities. Click here to find out more about one of our other services.



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