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Family Care

Calvary’s Social Workers/Family Care Practitioners work closely with doctors, nurses and other staff to develop a treatment plan for each patient.

Social Work/Family Care Services

Social Workers/Family Care Practitioners at Calvary Hospital help patients and their families cope with the stresses that accompany illness and hospitalization. Because end stage illnesses often lead to problems that are difficult to handle, a Social Work/Family Care Practitioner is assigned to each patient and their family on the day of admission.

The assigned Social Worker/Family Care Practitioner is available to the patient and family throughout the period of hospitalization and is available on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Social Workers/Family Care Practitioners meet with patients and their families to identify specific concerns as well as to support and develop ways to cope with the present situation. As part of the healthcare team, they work closely with doctors, nurses and other staff to develop a treatment plan for each patient.

Services Include

  • individual counseling
  • family counseling
  • group counseling for both children and adults
  • community resource information
  • education programs
  • wellness programs including yoga, manicures and progressive muscle relaxation.

End-stage illness often leads to problems that are difficult to handle. Calvary Hospital’s family-centric approach to patient care has been instrumental to our success in helping relieve the pain and suffering of thousands of patients and families.

Support Groups

Relatives and friends of Calvary Hospital patients are invited to attend these weekly groups. Professionally led by a Social Work/Family Care Practitioner, the groups are designed as a special opportunity to talk about your own experience as a family member or friend of a patient.

Meetings are located in the Family Care Center on the first floor by the fish tank.

Social Work/Family Care Practitioners are on staff seven days a week and available on call 24 hours a day to assist patients and families.

Speak to one of our Family Care Practitioners Today
718-518-2000, ext. 2365

Support Groups

To attend any of the groups, prospective participants may drop in to the Family Care Center located at the Bronx Campus.

Meeting Times

Support Group for Adult Family Members:
Tuesdays and Fridays

The Children’s Hour:
Wednesday Afternoons
Please call 718-518-2000, ext. 2365 for meeting times