In addition to our clinical services, Spooner Health can help patients and their families receive the best care through the following services:
When someone becomes ill, there are often accompanying social, emotional, environmental and financial concerns. Our medical social work department has professionally trained social workers that help patients make arrangements to have their care needs met when they leave the hospital. This may include arranging for home care, meals on wheels, medical equipment, or a nursing home stay. The social workers can also assist with completing an advance directive, and provide support to patients and families in times of crisis or at end of life.
An advance directive is a document that expresses a person's healthcare wishes. In Wisconsin, there are two types of legal advance directives—a Living Will and Power of Attorney for Healthcare.
Spooner Health is required to ask all patients if they have an advance directive. If a patient does, we must request a copy of the document. If a patient doesn’t, we can provide additional information about advance directives as well as arrange for a social worker to assist with completing the necessary forms.
Your thoughts and opinions are important to us, and we are committed to providing great care and service. After your visit to Spooner Health, you may receive a survey with questions that help us determine what we did well and how we can improve. We hope you will take the time to respond and share your experiences.