I am a proud graduate of the Philadelphia Public School system. Today, like many large urban public school systems, The Philadelphia School District struggles with educating students who may be in crisis at home. As a result, the school district recently announced plans to hire 22 school social workers to address the emotional and psychological needs of students to help them deal with issues outside of school. The goal is to address the students’ needs now in order to avoid further problems in the future. I applaud the City of Philadelphia for this important investment in the students’ futures.
Similarly, our elder care law office understands the value of social workers. This is why we have five full-time geriatric social workers on our team. Our geriatric social work team assists caregivers in obtaining the necessary services for their loved ones. Their important work in helping families navigate the long-term care system helps us fulfill our mission- “get the best care, then figure out how to pay for it.”
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