Resources

Advocacy, patient education, resource brokering, and referrals are all central to our work as transplant social workers. New transplant social workers and seasoned ones alike will find a wealth of resources collected here.  Contact help@stsw.org with suggestions for additional resources



ADDICTION


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AIR AMBULANCES


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ALZHEIMER / DEMENTIA


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DENTAL SERVICES
  • Donated Dental Services / Dental Lifeline Network
    • Dental Lifeline Network is a national nonprofit organization that provides access to dental care to people who cannot afford it. The mission of DLN is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically challenged and have no other way to get help. DLN accomplishes its mission by developing and coordinating collaborative relationships that provide essential dental resources for direct-service programs, especially charitable care.
    • Through DLN’s flagship program, Donated Dental Services (DDS), dental treatment is provided through a national network of 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,700 volunteer laboratories.
    • We provide help for those who need it most and we can help your efforts to enhance social functioning and overall well-being among the communities, families, and individuals you serve.
    • If you are aware of a patient that fits our general criteria (elderly, medically fragile, etc)
    • Go to: https://dentallifeline.org/our-state-programs/
      • Find the state
      • Fill out the application.
    • Additionally, patients with documentation from his/her physician stating that the patient cannot receive essential medical treatment due to a dental condition can apply for the DDS program even if the county or state is closed to new applications.  Send both the application and the form to the local contact listed on the website.
    • Donated Dental Services:  Medical Triage Form


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EXERCISE


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FALLS and SAFETY

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    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL COSTS

    • Keep Swimming Foundation
      • Keep Swimming Foundationis a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help the families of critically ill patients afford the non-medical costs associated with visiting a loved one in the hospital. Each quarter, the foundation provides a limited number of families with a grant check (up to $1,000) to help pay for necessities, such as bedside meals, hotel stays, parking at the hospital, and gasoline to drive to-and-from the hospital.
      • The application process is simple and can be initiated by a medical professional [including social workers], the patient or a family member of the patient. If you have any questions, please email Keep Swimming Foundation at: info@keepswimmingfoundation.org
      • To begin the application process, or to learn more about the foundation, visit their website at: www.keepswimmingfoundation.org
    • National Living Donor Assistance Center, https://www.livingdonorassistance.org/default.aspx 
    • Transplant Patients:  Patient Assistance Program (americantransplantfoundation.org) (through the American Transplant Foundation) has financial assistance for living donors and transplant patients.

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    FUNDRAISING

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    GENERAL INFORMATION


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      GERIATRIC CARE

      (See Senior Care)


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      HEART TRANSPLANT

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      KIDNEY / PANCREAS TRANSPLANT

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      LIVER TRANSPLANT

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      LIVING DONATION

      • 2018 UNOS brochure on Living Donation - https://unos.org/wp-content/uploads/unos/Brochure-107-Living-donation.pdf
        • This is an updated version of the 2016 edition. The booklet offers a clear look at living kidney and liver donation. It is an honest look at what is required to be a donor and includes kidney paired donation, the role of the Independent Living Donor Advocate and the role of UNOS in the transplant/donor process. It speaks to the risks of the procedure including psychological and financial risks and the importance of follow-up. In addition are lists of useful websites.

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      LUNG TRANSPLANT

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      LVAD / ICD / MCS

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        MEDICARE / MEDICAID / GOVERNMENT

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        MENTORING 

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        PEDIATRIC ORGAN TRANSPLANT

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        RESEARCH

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        SENIOR CARE

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          TRANSPLANT RESOURCES

            Many more resources are also available on our practice area pages in the Member Content section.


            Updated 2-9-22

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