What Is The Caring More Award?
When you think about what it takes to help an ailing patient recover, you may think of the nurse with a warm, welcoming smile, who provides round-the-clock support to patients. Or the physician, whose diagnoses and treatment recommendations we trust. Social workers
are a key part of this care team – helping patients and families understand diagnoses, process major life changes such as transitioning to a new environment, and coping with issues around terminal illness, communicating end-of-life wishes, and bereavement.
Social workers give so much to our patients every day, but rarely receive special recognition for all they do to connect patients with resources, counsel families, and give people the special time and attention they need.
From facilitating end-of-life planning discussions to helping families complete advance directives, social workers are committed to helping patients navigate emotional healthcare decisions to achieve their highest quality of life. Social work is also one of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare industry – expected to grow by 34 percent in the next ten years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Emily Marvin, MSSA LSW CDP
Director of Care Coordination
Caring Tree Senior Care
I would like to give a special thank you to Crossroads Hospice for honoring me with the 2013 Caring More Award. I was not expecting to be nominated for an award just for doing my job. Every day social workers help their patients, clients or residents with many different aspects of life. Social Workers are there to be a shoulder to cry on, an ear to bend, a stepping stool up the ladder of new beginnings, and a caring hand to hold for whatever life brings. I am honored to have been chosen among the deserving social workers in the Cleveland area.