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Social Services

The Social Services department at the Sabetha Community Hospital helps patients and their families cope with the difficulties associated with disease and illness. Our job starts the day you are admitted into the hospital when we begin to evaluate what services or assistance may be needed upon discharge. Services offered include:

Patient Assessment

Social Workers assist patients and families in identifying ways to cope with all psychosocial aspects of illness or injury.

Admission Planning

Social Workers address problems that delay or interfere with admissions to Sabetha Community Hospital.

  • Medicare, Medicare Drug Plan, Medicaid and other insurance issues
  • Lodging
  • Transportation

Advanced Directives

Social Workers support a patient's right to participate in making decisions about their healthcare. They provide patients and families with information about advance healthcare instructions, including Living Wills, Healthcare Treatment Directives and Durable Power of Attorney. For access to these forms, contact Social Worker Melinda Knowles at 785-284-2121.

Discharge Planning

Social Workers assist in developing and implementing individual plans to assure your care continues after you leave the hospital. Our Social Services department can help you arrange:

  • Swing Bed Skilled Services
  • Nursing home placement
  • Rehabilitation placement
  • Home Health & Hospice care
  • In-home community services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Legal issues, such as guardianships and abuse and neglect (child and elderly)
  • Finances
  • Support Groups
  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Veterans benefits
  • Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D and Social Security Benefits
  • Prescription Drug Programs

The Sabetha Community Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of health and care to our communities.
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