Under the direction of our Director of Social Services, the social service staff provides individual and group supportive services and assistance. Adjusting to new surroundings, new challenges in creating friendships, the feelings of loss and the fear of the future, are some of the issues residents express which social service staff are here to address.
Each resident brings unique needs and interests to The Reutlinger. A social worker meets with each new resident and family upon admission in order to identify, evaluate and plan for psychosocial needs. This may include obtaining outside services such as financial, legal, mental health and other community resources. We are often called upon to assist with formulating an Advanced Health Care Directive or work with the Medicare, private insurance, and Medi-Cal systems. In addition, regular care plan conferences are held to assist each resident to maintain the highest level of physical, mental and psychosocial wellbeing.