Celebrating Hospice Social Workers

Hospice social workers stand up for people with advanced illness and their families in many ways. They are a supportive presence to the patient and family throughout the end-of-life journey.


In honor of National Social Work Month, Laci Gentry, LICSW, manager of psycho-social support services for Care Dimensions, explains the various roles of a hospice social worker:


Angela Chang, LCSW, social worker at Care Dimensions’ Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA, offers ways that social workers can help hospice patients and their families:


Nate Lamkin, LICSW, senior director of patient and family services, and Ellen Frankel, LCSW, bereavement counselor, explain the numerous grief support services offered by Care Dimensions staff members, many of whom are social workers:


If you’re a social worker interested in a career in hospice, check out our Careers page.


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If you have a family member or friend who may benefit from hospice, make a referral to Care Dimensions.

Lisa Conti is Senior Marketing Communications Specialist for Care Dimensions and manages its Voices of Care blog.

One comment on “Celebrating Hospice Social Workers
  1. Happy social work month! You are incredibly fortunate in your new CEO. Pat Ahern is a gifted, smart and compassionate leader with whom I was fortunate to work for many years. I know you will enjoy her leadership.

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