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 Department of Social Work MSW Field Program

Field Placement Site Information

Agency Name: White Earth Home Health Agency
Address: P.O. Box 496   White Earth, MN 56591
Contact Person: Patricia Butler, RN, PHN - Manager
Phone: 218-983-3285 Ext 1212
Agency Description:

White Earth Home Health is the first Medicare Certified Tribal Home Care agency in the Nation. It is our mission to provide culturally sensitive, quality home care to the people of the White Earth Reservation. White Earth Home Health Agency is a multi-function agency. Many programs are run through the umbrella of the Home Care Agency. Not only do we provide high quality home care services, including Skilled Nursing visits by RN’s, LPN’s and HHA’s, we also provide Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech. White Earth Home Health Agency is also the reservation Public Health Agency, Employee Health department, and has a current Pilot Project with the State of Minnesota for Long Term Care Consultation program and Case Management of the Elderly Waiver program. In addition, Public Health Nursing Assessments are provided for individuals eligible for MNMA program of Personal Care Attendant (PCA) services.

Description of Field Activities

The student’s involvement would include case management. Most families we serve are involved with multiple programs from Tribal resources, county resources, and at times, State services. It becomes overwhelming for young families and the elderly or those with disabilities to coordinate and understand the complexity of collaboration needed for success with the various programs. Social workers aide families through this process and serve as a dependable resource for the family.

Approval for Field I, II, Either?? Approved for both Field I and Field II, pending identification of MSW supervisor (4/22/07).

Please contact the Field Coordinator for more information regarding this placement.


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