Geriatrics – Social Work Services
Older patients and their families may face special challenges. We offer social work services to help maintain and enhance the quality of life of older adults and their families. We aim to enhance dignity, self-determination, personal fulfillment, optimal functioning, and to ensure the least restrictive living environment possible.
Homebound Outreach Project for the Elderly (HOPE)
Telephone “friendly-visiting” provides weekly phone conversation with trained volunteers for purposes of socialization to frail, isolated adults age 60 and older residing alone.
Elder Abuse Consultation
We can offer consultations, information, and referrals to staff and patients, age 60 and older, who are suspected or reported victims of elder abuse, mistreatment, or exploitation.
Services at Stuyvesant Town
Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Social Work Department provides social work assistance and support for Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town (PCVST) residents, including older adults. PCVST was completed in 1947 for World War II veterans and many from that era have aged in place.
We provide residents and family members with emotional or psychological support and with long-term planning, including home care and placement. Residents also have access to community events, groups, and fairs hosted by PCVST and facilitated by Mount Sinai Beth Israel Social Work.