The usual stress that accompanies hospitalization, emergency services or long-term care is relieved as much as possible by our Social Services department. At Glen Rose Medical Center, we employ two social workers who are here to help. They are specially trained to assist patients not only while they are in our hospital or nursing or rehab center but also as they prepare to return to their own homes. See (at right) the many ways we can assist you.
Also check our Help for You page for access
to many good informational and self-help
As a courtesy to our patients, Glen Rose Medical Center provides Nutritional Counseling through our Registered Dietitian who holds a master’s degree in Food and Nutrition. Our dietitian can see you on an outpatient basis upon your physician’s referral. If you are a patient in our hospital, your doctor may order a consult on your diet. We’ll even follow up after you go home.
We recognize nutrition and exercise as important components of a healthy lifestyle and as playing important roles in the prevention and management of chronic diesease. Nutrition consults may be ordered for weight loss, weight gain, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, or high blood pressure to name a few.
Besides reviewing your medical chart and taking a diet history, our dietitian will work with you to discover your own goals. The plan comes next. You’ll leave with attainable goals and the actions needed to achieve them.
- Help to explore financial resources for medical care
- Options for short-term recuperative or respite stays
- Coordination of home health services including
therapy or rehab
- Help in procuring home medical equipment and
items like a medic alert button
- Coordination of community resources
such as Meals on Wheels
- Referrals for treatment in the areas of mental
health or substance abuse
- Assistance to identify options for patients who can
live at home — such as nursing home
care or assisted living,
and how those might be financed.