Name : Hector Pou
Title: Medicaid Specialist
Contact Info: email@example.com
With more than 30 years of experience as a social worker and administrator serving older adults and their families, Hector has extensive expertise in helping families navigate elder care. Hector has a deep understanding of Medicaid eligibility criteria, the Entitlement System, Pooled Trusts to shelter excess income and a broad range of insurance plans including long term care and managed care policies. Hector earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Lehman College, City University of New York and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) and is a Certified Social Worker Care Manager (C-ASWCM). Hector was honored by the New York State Office of Aging in 1990 for Outstanding Contributions to the Elderly of New York. Hector is also a member of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA).
What Drives Me!!
“Most of my social work career has been in the field of geriatrics where my clients have provided me a rich source of insight on how to approach the complexities of aging. Advocacy has been a large part of my social work practice but often it is not viewed as “clinical work”. Yet, I have experienced solving complex advocacy issues can be very therapeutic bringing balance in an individual’s life during a crisis. I have derived enormous satisfaction seeing a family’s level of stress reduced sometimes just doing small things”.