Someone who chooses to be a social worker has a strong desire to improve people’s lives. Social workers help others cope with and solve issues in their everyday lives. Memorial Specialty Hospital is recognizing Loretta Hancock, LBSW, during National Social Work Month, March.
Social workers, in a medical or public health setting advise family caregivers, counsel patients’, and help plan for patients’ needs after discharge. They may arrange for at-home services, such as meals-on-wheels or home care. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for social workers is expected to grow faster then the average for all occupations.