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SOCIAL WORK WEEK

MARCH 1-7, 2020

AgeCare SkyPointe

What do social workers do?

  • The practice of social work is focused on promoting or providing:
  • the social functioning of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities by improving developmental, problem-solving and coping capacities of people and systems
  • effective and socially just systems that provide resources, opportunities and services to people and link people to those systems,
  • the development and improvement of social policy,
  • restricted psychosocial activities authorized by the regulations, including behaviour modification, counselling and therapy (Health Professions Act, Schedule 27)

Social Work at SkyPointe

  • Within the Skypointe community, there are three Social Workers for Supportive Living, Long Term Care and the LTC Mental Health Unit.
  • Part of the Allied Health team including Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, and Recreation Therapists
  • Primarily responsible for supporting residents in ensuring legal decision making documents are complete, financial assessments, psychosocial assessments and interventions, supporting families, as well as promoting staff well-being

SkyPointe Social Work Team

Amra Lugusic, MSW, RSW Long Term Care

  • Amra Lugusic has been hired by AgeCare Skypointe/Sagewood in the social work role for LTC since April 3, 2018.
  • Amra completed Master Degree in Social from U of C in 2013 and is a Registered Social Worker.
  • I have a number of years of experience and have worked in a variety of different settings and communities. I enjoy working with seniors and families in Long Term Care because I feel passion, great love and appreciation of who they are and what have they brought in to us from their own experiences.

I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate environment that is built on respect, warmth, openness and honesty.

In addition to my work, I also enjoy reading books, long walks, recently joined Orangetheory Fitness, and spending time with my spouse and children.

 

Lynne Hogan, MSW, RSW Long Term Care Mental Health
  • Lynne joined Agecare Skypointe in October 2018 with Whitehorn – Mental Health Unit after graduating from the Master of Social Work program at Carleton University, Ottawa.
  • Her professional background includes policy development, poverty reduction and homelessness as well as in mental health working with adults, youth and survivors of the 2013 Alberta floods.
  • She greatly enjoys working with our Whitehorn residents engaging them in their recovery goals!
  • Outside of work Lynne enjoys yoga, hiking and meeting all dogs.

 

Konstantin Yemelyanov, Social Work Student 

  • There is almost no chance to rediscover the lost paradise of objective reality in the postmodern world we leave, somebody always have to have such an adventure.
  • Postgraduate student, soon to obtain his master’s degree in social work, Konstantin currently has a pleasure and privilege to be a part of AgeCare Skypointe LTC unit.
  • With his background in psychology and sociology he loves stories, fireplaces and sword fights.

 

 

Kennedy Huggett, BSW, RSW Mental Health Support Worker

  • Kennedy is the Mental Health Support Worker on our Whitehorn neighbourhood
  • She holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work and has been specializing in mental health, crisis support, and community resources during her years within social services
  • For her, being a Social Worker means wearing many different hats in order to foster a sense of community, creativity, and caring,  along with connecting people in need to the complex world around us
  • In her free time she enjoys volunteering, rock climbing, spending time with her dogs, and enjoying music of all varieties