Rehazenter Social Service

Social factors influence populations' health. Illness can increase psycho-socio-financial issues, change statuses and destroy lives. Social issues can also lead to a worsening of the pathologies.

Modern hospital procedures are more and more characterized by a multidisciplinary functioning where social services become more and more important.

As the Rehazenter has an objective of excellence, its social services take care of all hospitalized patients from the very beginning of their stay and ambulatory patients who ask for social aid.

The social procedures must be set in motion as early as possible, as soon as the patient is hospitalized in order to reduce the length of the stay for social reasons to the minimum.

The social workers have the objective to help those who cannot face life's difficulties. Social workers help these patients to use their resources and benefit from aids provided by society.

  • Analyze short, medium and long term needs.
  • Promote the autonomy of patients.
  • Help the patients with their return back home or their reinsertion into a social, scholar or professional environment depending on the patient's (and his relatives') needs and expectations.
  • Help with the patient's social, family, cultural, scholar or professional reinsertion and restore the social link.
  • Teach or re-teach how to live in the society
  • Look for housing solutions.
  • Prepare the return home during the weekends, the switch to ambulatory cares and the permanent return home with or without the patients and/or their relatives.
  • Inform, advise and help the patients and/or their relatives solving social-professional and administrative issues related to the cares.
  • The implementation of actions (with or without the patients and/or their relatives) leading to the cooperation with external services (health care, accident insurance, home care services, neighboring social workers,...).
  • Elaboration of a project with the patients and their social and family environment.
  • Keeping acquired rights: help with adapted administrative procedures (request for dependence insurance, disablement pension, parking access card,...).
  • Home medical visits, assistance from the social service and/or the employer for accommodations.
  • Briefings during the re-education process allow the team to determine future objectives.
  • Family reunions with the patients' relatives serve as selective but regular evaluations of the progress made through re-education and the level of achievement for future objectives.
  • Meetings with the different multidisciplinary groups, like for example chronic lower back pain, favor a better approach of the treatments.