What do you do when you suspect that your aging loved ones are being abused or neglected by the very people to whom you have entrusted their care? Well, whether you like it or not, elder mistreatment is a real problem and the incidence of elder abuse and neglect are on the rise. In fact, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, a lot of senior home care agencies recruit home caregivers who are not qualified to do the job.
But that is not all. The same study revealed that a lot of senior home care agencies do not require criminal background checks or drug testing for new hires. This can have serious implications since most people who hire home care givers from an agency believe that they are leaving the care of their loved ones in good, capable hands.
Neglect and Poor Care
Elder mistreatment is not limited to actions that cause actual harm. It also includes actions that create a serious risk of harm, the failure to protect the elder from harm and/or the failure to satisfy the elder’s needs. According to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Public in 2010, about 7.6% to 10% of their participants experienced one form of abuse or another in the previous year. In addition, data from the Adult Protective Services (APS) indicated that the incidence of elderly abuse and neglect is on the rise.
Given all of this information, you need to make sure that you choose a home care agency that can provide your elderly loved ones with everything that he or she needs without putting their safety at risk. It is for this very reason that you need to go with a reputable agency such as EvergreenChoice.
By choosing Evergreen Choice, you can be sure that your elder’s in home care givers are highly trained in elder care, have expressed a sincere desire in working with seniors, and have passed a complete background check. They are properly insured and bonded to ensure your safety.