Janet T. Smith received her Masters of Social Work degree from Fordham University School of Social Services in New York City. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers. Ms. Smith is also a Member of The national Association of Social Work and the Association for Certified Social Workers. She is a Field Instructor of social work education, certified by Hunter College on the City University of New York
For the past 27 years Ms. Smith has worked with older adults and the disabled adults in health care-specifically sub-acute care rehabilitation and home care. She began her social work career as a direct care social worker assisting individuals and families to cope with the impact of illness and disability.
Ms. Smith has specialized experience in client advocacy, developing a plan of care, educating clients and families about available resources including government and other entitlements, and facilitating appropriate discharge planning for a successful transition back to community living. on their behalf, providing education about government and private resources to meet their care needs and discharge planning for transiting back to community living.
Ms. Smith has served as a hospital and community liaison, a director of nursing home social work and admissions and director of health care public relations. Ms. Smith’s has an extensive knowledge of sub-acute care rehabilitation and home care. As a result of her broad experience, Ms. Smith is knowledgeable about current health care practices and is able to navigate its modern complexities in order to help clients access needed services.
“It is most important that the needs of the individual are met and they feel empowered with pertinent resources, allowing them to function up to their highest capacity, whether they are living at home or in a facility” Ms. Smith is a staunch advocate for her clients and is passionate about helping to maintain their dignity and honor their integrity.
Janet T. Smith, LCSW