A Room With A Grim View: The ‘Ambient Despair’ That Marks Life In Assisted Living

A Room With A Grim View: The ‘Ambient Despair’ That Marks Life In Assisted Living
By Martin Bayne

After entering an assisted living facility at age fifty-three because of young-onset Parkinson’s, an observer-advocate contemplates the dire need for long-term care reform.

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The essay appears in Health Affairs’ July 2012 issue.

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Several Million Healthcare Workers Needed by 2020

Several Million Healthcare Workers Needed by 2020

Regardless of the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the United States will need 5.6 million new healthcare workers by 2020, according to a study.

The study, by researchers at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce, also found that 4.6 million of those new workers will need education beyond high school.

“In healthcare, there are really two labor markets — professional and support,” Anthony P. Carnevale, the report’s lead author and director of the Center on Education and Workforce, said in a news release. “Professional jobs demand postsecondary training and advanced degrees, while support jobs demand high school and some colleges.”

There is “minimal mobility” between the two, Carnevale said, “and the pay gap is enormous — the average professional worker makes 2.5 times as much as the average support worker.”

OFCCP Publishes Proposal to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

OFCCP Publishes Proposal to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/503/

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with disabilities, among other requirements. The department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs invites public comment on this proposal, which was published in the December 9 edition of the Federal Register.

Summary of Open Job Positions: The Sea Glass Group

The Sea Glass Group has numerous opening throughout the United States across many different areas of nursing such as, case management, RN managers, Healthcare Management – VP, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Licensed Practical Nurses.

Here are a few of our current openings. Please contact us to discuss more career opportunities or visit us online at The Sea Glass Group Website.



Case Management – Tampa, FL
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for conducting telephonic or face-to-face assessments for the identification, evaluation, coordination and management of Members’ needs, including physical health, behavioral health, social services and long term services and supports; develops the Member’s Individualized Service Plan to address those needs. Establishes relationships with referral sources and community resources, while maintaining strict member confidentiality and complying with all HIPAA requirements.
POSTED June 26, 2012

The Sea Glass Group

The Sea Glass Group
Expanding the Boundaries of Professional Search

Specializing in the Recruitment of College and Advanced Degreed Professionals with Evident and Non-Evident Disabilities

What is The Sea Glass Group?
The Sea Glass Group is a privately held professional search firm headquartered in Chicago, IL and serving corporate clients across the country. We specialize in the sourcing and recruitment of college and advanced degreed professionals with evident and non-evident disabilities for corporate clients. Our placements range from executive, management, and experienced professional, to career building leadership positions for recent college graduates.

Open Job Opportunities
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Additional Federal Attention Needed to Help Protect Access for Students with Disabilities

Charter schools enrolled a lower percentage of students with disabilities than traditional public schools, but little is known about the factors contributing to these differences. In school year 2009-2010, which was the most recent data available at the time of our review, approximately 11 percent of students enrolled in traditional public schools were students with disabilities compared to about 8 percent of students enrolled in charter schools.
Read GAO Report: Additional Federal Attention Needed to Help Protect Access for Students with Disabilities

HUD Makes Available $85 Million To Fund Housing For Extremely Low-Income Persons With Disabilities

HUD Makes Available $85 Million To Fund Housing For Extremely Low-Income Persons With Disabilities
New Section 811 demonstration links state housing agencies with state Medicaid agencies

FOR RELEASE
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes $85 million available to state housing agencies to provide affordable supportive housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. This is the first time in the history of HUD’s Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program that funding will be offered to state housing agencies that meet new eligibility criteria, including having a partnership with a state health and human services and Medicaid agency to provide essential support and services. The Notice of Funding for the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance was posted on Grants.gov today here.

US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces 2012 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces 2012 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced the official theme for October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month: “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?” The theme promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce that includes workers with disabilities, who represent a highly skilled talent pool.