Abuse, from sexual and physical to financial, is significantly present in elderly care in the United States. Such instances, as well, have potential to happen regardless of whether the elderly individual lives at home, where he or she is monitored by a caretaker, or is moved to a nursing home or similar care facility. Because…

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As essential as background checks are to dependable caretaking, organizations, even in recent years, fail to thoroughly screen all workers. Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that disciplined nurse’s aides, in fact, had criminal histories, while an elderly man in San Antonio died after allowing a private, unregistered…

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Background checks for those in caretaking roles are absolutely crucial, but a recent investigation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates such screenings are not always conducted. However, the results show a significant issue regarding nurses’ aides: about a fifth of all of those disciplined have criminal history. The investigation, conducted by…

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