Our social workers can assist with:

Mater at Home social workers are available to to assist you with improving health and well being; supporting you though social and interpersonal difficulties and advocating for your needs. Our experienced team provide clinical expertise to assist with:

  • coordination of community services to ensure continuity of care in the community for you and your family or carer
  • future planning (i.e. support with completing advance Care Planning documents)
  • cognitive impairment, financial administration and guardianship (i.e. QCAT applications
  • adjustment to illness
  • family support (i.e. facilitating family meetings, support with complex family matters and carer stress)
  • Mater Aged Placement Service—residential care and nursing home placement
  • grief and loss counselling
  • end of life support (i.e. bereavement and practical assistance)
  • support after abuse (i.e. financial, psychological, emotional, physical and sexual)
  • access to financial support
  • specialised cancer care support (i.e. assisting patients diagnosed with cancer through the various stages of treatment)
  • specialised renal care support (i.e. assisting patients diagnosed with renal failure through the various stages of Chronic Kidney Disease)
  • social isolation (i.e. those at risk of self-neglect, linking with social supports in the community)