The “No Wrong Door” (NWD) initiative, set to be implemented by the end of next year, is designed to work in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act to move massive numbers of uninsured minorities, including Latinos, into the health insurance system by making enrollment easier. However, NWD was mandated by the ACA to be ready in October of last year. It is a system that would allow consumers, who may ‘knock’ on different doors for health insurance coverage – some of which may not be opened - to be seamlessly routed to the program that best meets their needs.
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New York City last week mandated that companies with five or more employees offer at least five paid sick days to their workers, becoming one of only a handful of cities to establish paid sick leave.
Meanwhile, 10 states have passed laws prohibiting local governments from establishing sick-leave laws.
A new analysis from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a nonprofit that advocates for pro-family policies, found that in 2012 it was primarily poor, Hispanic workers who were most likely to go without paid sick days. Overall, the organization found that 39 percent of private-sector workers over the age of 18 must choose between getting
Under the general direction of the Program Manager, the Case Manager is an integral part of the case management function of the agency. The Case manager provides ongoing assessments of the client’s needs including eligibility for Boston Senior Home Care (BSHC) and other community resources. Furthermore, the Case Manager will develop a service plan based on their assessment of client needs, which directly impacts areas of concern highlighted through the assessment.
This position requires the ability to work autonomously, multitask, conduct home visits and family/provider meetings, telephone contact and regular documentation. The Case Manager is responsible for working collaboratively within BSHC as well as externally with client formal and informal supports, vendors, potential referral sources and other community agencies. Case Managers actively participate in BSHC organizational life.
Salary starting at $36,299
Through home visits conduct multi-dimensional assessment of elders’ functional and social needs incorporating eligibility for State Home Care services, special programs and other community resources.
Provide ongoing assessment of client needs/status through contact with collaterals, informal supports and contact with the client via phone and regularly scheduled home visits. Adjust service planning and follow-up as indicated.
Through a needs assessment, knowledge of resources, and problem solving skills develop a service plan that incorporates the areas identified within the assessment. Seek supervision and/or interdisciplinary consultation for ongoing case management direction, high-risk client issues, vendor needs/issues, etc.
Implement the plan utilizing all available resources; BSHC vendors/programs and other community resources
Monitor the efficacy and quality of services provided by BSHC through contacts with client, their family, collateral contacts and vendor monitoring.
Maintain the client record through timely documentation that is complete and accurate of all related communications and required forms.