Social Worker's Corner

Let the community know the service that you bring to the Medicine practice. Register with Dillons Kidney Foundation.

Dillons Kidney Foundation (DKF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for kidney patients through education, advocacy, patient engagement and the fostering of patient communities in an integrated manner with caregivers like doctors, technicians, nurses, social workers, psychological counsellor, financial advisors and legal advisers. Though doctors are the center of the all initiatives. The role of social workers deserve special notes.

The role of social workers:

Counseling and Advocacy

  • Psychosocial counseling to patients and family
  • Depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders
  • Crisis intervention for patients and family
  • Acts as an advocate for patients between facility staff and community
  • Marital and family stress
  • Death and dying concerns
  • Body image issues
  • Sexual dysfunction and intimacy

Patient and Family Education

  • Treatment options
  • Services and equipment availability

Community Education

  • About renal dialysis

Coordination of Resources and Referrals

  • Assist patients in locating and then completing grants for the corresponding needs:
    - Prescription coverage
    - Housing
    - Utilities
    - Transportation
    - Scholarships
  • Advance directives
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation
  • Home health services
    - Passport and Options programs
    - Waiver program
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Support groups and mental health programs
  • Referrals to hospice, nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Dillons Kidney Foundation (DKF) is recognized as the leader in outreaching from the institutional care to social care through the social workers Education, Training and Advocacy.

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