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Social Workers Touch the Lives of Veterans Every Day

Social Workers Christopher Dull and Lori Moody
Monday, March 28, 2011

Social workers labor to improve the lives of millions every day.  Here at VA North Texas Health Care System, 150 men and women operate from values that recognize each person is relevant to society, and the belief that society should help each person achieve his or her fullest potential.

VA social workers are particularly special as they serve an integral role to help accomplish our mission -- to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.  Their skills and values of compassion and empowerment provide important services to Veterans with a heart that understands the commitment and sacrifices Veterans have made for this Nation and its people.

Social workers support Veterans and their families/caregivers and provide tools and resources to help them handle the social, emotional, home and financial issues during times of illness, stress, homelessness and/or disability whether within VA North Texas Health Care System, the community or at home. Some of these services include assessments; financial counseling; information for referrals; pre-admission planning; discharge planning; placement to nursing home; assisted living; residential care; health education; patient and family meetings; mental health counseling and group work; referrals for community services; education and assistance with living wills, and durable power of attorney for health care.

Some of these particular situations may represent unfortunate circumstances that could be difficult for the Veteran or family members to face.  Social workers are trained to work with persons in distress to provide helpful solutions and a more positive outcome.

Veterans and their family members or caregivers who have questions about VA North Texas Health Care System social services or would like more information may contact Social Work Service at 214-857-0388.


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