Hammond-Henry Hospital

Social Services

Social Services encompasses case management and discharge planning and begins on the day of your admission. 

Case Management and Discharge Planning

If your hospital stay was unplanned, as in the case of an accident or sudden illness, you may not have a clear idea of how long you will be hospitalized or what your condition will be. Sometimes it is necessary for us to make referrals to community resources, long-term care units and respite care. Considering your options for post discharge needs should begin as soon as possible in order to make timely arrangements.
 
Your Case Manager and/or Discharge Planner’s will do everything possible to assist with the entire process. A team of medical professionals meet Monday through Friday to determine the best plan of care for you and your family after discharge from the hospital. The Discharge Planning Team includes a Licensed Social Service worker, Registered Nurse/Case Manager, Rehabilitation Services, Home Care Nurse’s, Patient Accounts and Registered Dieticians. 

Advance Directives

You have the right to make decisions about the health care you get now and in the future. The Social Services Department at Hammond-Henry Hospital can answer any questions regarding advance directives or assist individuals in preparing a health care power of attorney or living will.
 
An advance directive is a written statement you prepare about how you want your medical decisions to be made in the future, if you are no longer able to make them for yourself.

Illinois law allows for the following three types of advance directives:

  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Living Will
  • Mental Health Treatment Preference Declaration

The health care power of attorney lets you choose someone to make health decisions for you in the future, if you are no longer able to make these decisions for yourself. A living will tells your doctor whether you want death-delaying procedures used if you have a terminal condition and are unable to state your wishes.

Please contact the Social Services Department at (309) 944-9170 for any questions or assistance in preparing your Advance Directives.

Crisis Intervention

Hammond-Henry Hospital Social Services can provide support through crisis intervention. 
 
Crisis intervention services are available for persons who are victims of:

  • Natural disasters
  • School-based and home-based violence
  • Violent crimes 

Violent crimes can consist of:

  • Homicide
  • Aggravated assault
  • Sexual assault - (Read more...)
  • Domestic violence - (Read more...)
  • Personal or family crises

Personal or Family Crises consist of:

  • The death of a loved one
  • Incest
  • Life-threatening medical conditions
  • Suicide and suicide attempts - (Read more...)
  • Drug abuse - (Read more...

Hammond-Henry Hospital Social Services
600 North College Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254
Phone: (309) 944-9140
Email: socialservices@hammondhenry.com