Social Work

Social Work

The social worker can help you and your family understand and learn to cope with your illness, diagnosis or disability. She can also assist with any lifestyle changes that may accompany this change in your health. As a resource person, the social worker offers a variety of supports and services such as:

  • Assistance with Financial Concerns
    • Private/Disability/Government Pension Plans
    • Ontario Works/Ontario Disability Support Program
    • Income Tax – claiming medical expenses
    • Tax Credits
    • Assistance with Drug Coverage
  • Counselling and Support
    • Adjustment to Illness
    • Mental Health & Addictions
    • Grief and Loss
    • Crisis & Risk Assessment

  • Links to Community Resources
    • Liaison between the patient and community services/resources such as:
  • Social/Recreational Supports
  • Diagnosis/Disability-Related Resources
  • Assistance with Transportation

For more information, please contact Kimberly Paterson, Social Worker, at 613-774-2420 ext. 6125
or ask a member of your health care team to make a referral.

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