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Re: “Program to help those who live with disabilities live where they please

I'm writing to give the perspective of a social worker. I felt that the article painted social workers in a negative light in regards to helping those with disabilities. As a social worker in an inpatient hospital setting, I strive everyday to make sound discharge plans for my patients. The majority of my patients have addictions; some do not. Others have physical and/or mental disabilities. I never just assume that my patient cannot function independently; we have an entire team of people including psychiatrists, nurses, physician assistants, physical & occupational therapists, and, of course, social workers to investigate the potential a person has to live independently at that moment in time. We always have input directly from the patient. Sometimes a person is referred to a nursing facility or respite to maintain longer term stabilization before returning home. Other times, a patient does not have a home & we must work at finding a placement. Trust me, it is not easy to get patients who are afflicted with mental and/or physical disabilities into institutionalized care, even when it is deemed the most appropriate placement! The CP should know this since it has been covering the deinstitutionalization of Mayview & the ramifictions that come with it.

Posted by Heather on 05/29/2007 at 3:31 PM

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