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Making Life WorkFreedom and Disability in a Community Group Home$
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Jack Levinson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816650811

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816650811.001.0001

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All in a Day’s Work

All in a Day’s Work

(p.69) 4 All in a Day’s Work
Making Life Work

Jack Levinson

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter describes the staffing and administrative work at Driggs House. The main focus of the counselors’ work is the resident’s medical and health issues and services. This requires a substantial amount of administrative work in addition to assisting residents at the house and attending appointments. The administrative burden of a morning counselor’s work are significant even for residents who have no health issues, because New York State mandates a variety of annual medical and psychological assessments for everyone. The morning counselors ensure that the group home is in compliance with the monitoring of residents’ health. They also function as advocates and health educators in doctors’ offices and at home.

Keywords:   administrative work, Driggs House, residents, health issues, counselors, New York State, group home, health

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