Social Work Services, Health Services and Transportation

Social Work Services

Monthly home visits by the social worker include strengths-based family assessment, goal setting, case management, information, advocacy, and referral services. Social workers coordinate services with project nurses and the early intervention staff.

Health Services

The initial home visit by a registered nurse includes a health assessment of the grandparent with a focus on blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, diabetes and vision screening. To link families to needed health resources, families are either visited monthly by a registered nurse or receive appropriate referrals through the social worker.

Grandchildren are screened for health issues and current immunizations. Children aged five and younger are screened by Project Healthy Grandparent’s early intervention specialist and assessed for developmental delays at the Marcus Autism Center.

Transportation

During the year of participation in Project Healthy Grandparents, transportation is provided to monthly grandparent meetings, appointments for developmental evaluations at the Marcus Institute and PHG sponsored special events