The United States Department of Justice has implemented new standards when it comes to dealing with nursing homes that are not living up to what’s expected of them. This comes in the form of a task force, and it’s designed to ensure that nursing homes are giving the people that reside in them the level of care that they deserve. The new initiative is designed to give prosecutors more tools to punish poor care than what they were originally able to do with solely anti-fraud laws. In other words, poor care will be considered a much more serious crime than fraud.
This is not an implication that all senior care services are corrupt or do not deliver on their promises. No. In fact, most care services are incredible. Senior care is not an industry that people go into to make money or to earn accolades. People enter this profession (and stay there) because they like helping others. Senior care is an often thankless job, but because it does such a great service for the elderly, it is a valuable business to our society.
It’s also why we need to be able to trust those businesses and employees that are working with the people that we love.
Because, when you go with a senior care service of any type, a good deal of trust is involved. You don’t want to put yourself in a situation where this trust could ever be broken. When you are selecting a caregiver for a loved one, it’s important to put the legwork in to make sure that they are everything that you think that they are. There are millions of senior citizens around the country that rely on the system of nursing homes and other care facilities around them. Their families rely upon these resources, too. If the standard of care that is expected is not delivered, a serious problem occurs. If that care is dangerous or otherwise unsafe, a crime has occurred. It is really important that we protect the people that we love by ensuring that all homes are living up to the standards that we expect. It’s what our parents and other family members deserve.
The vast majority of people that are providing care to the elderly have good intentions. They want to help others and if they can make a profit while doing so, then it’s even better. But this doesn’t mean that everyone is qualified to provide care. It also doesn’t mean that everyone is qualified to provide every type of senior care. Some things, like memory care or care for an individual with an advanced set of disabilities, require extra training and can be quite difficult.
We do all that we can to ensure that only the best and most skilled individuals are working with your family. We conduct background checks on each of our employees and we provide ongoing training to ensure that each of our caregivers stays sharp in the field. You place a lot of trust in us when you hire us, and we want to make sure that you get only the best.