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  • #16
    y/w The system stinks! Home Health Care has everything on their side.
    What they say is the truth and carries all the weight. According to them.
    Boy you've been through it. It makes me sick to know they've treated you this way.
    I pray you find good help.

    You're right about money.
    When my pca's got $7 hr my care was horrible.
    Now that they're paid good I get great care!
    They wanted the easy work before.
    Ones all you did was basically sit with.
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    • #17
      i've seen some shady aides on the consumer directed care here in ny state. and most ppl dont want to report their aides because they know finding good ones is sooo difficult. doesnt get much better with an agency.

      my aide was telling me how another aide tried to feed her client a bloated can of corn. thank goodness the client wasnt mentally impaired and yelled at the aide. that aide had to be reported so then everyone got more training in food prep.

      it's good that you arent left in a lurch until you get things situated tho!
      "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
      http://www.elportavoz.com/

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      • #18
        Shady? How?

        I hire my own attendants & we have long interviews & a background check.
        Really a good thing she was alert. I buy my own groceries & most the time cook together. They're just my hands. I love cooking. I find money keeps them modivated to do their best. That's why HHS should pay their care more! It's a hard job.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Mona~on~wheels View Post
          Shady? How?

          I hire my own attendants & we have long interviews & a background check.
          Really a good thing she was alert. I buy my own groceries & most the time cook together. They're just my hands. I love cooking. I find money keeps them modivated to do their best. That's why HHS should pay their care more! It's a hard job.
          they bring their kids to work, or as in one case i saw the aide called 30 min b4 her shift and said her car broke down (ok, fine) but when she returned the next week, she wrote down the missing day as a sick day which means she got paid for missing a day of work = medicaid fraud. i had to report the aide behind the client's back because i really didnt want to be a part of that. aides have stolen from the clients in my bldg, one aide took a client's van and drove it to niagra falls casino with the client in the van and left her there for 3 hrs while they went gambling... i can go on for a while.

          it was a good thing that the woman was alert bcuz that was death in a can if i ever saw it. (how the aide didnt notice the smell is beyond me).
          "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
          http://www.elportavoz.com/

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          • #20
            oh my gosh! I'm confused were these people on CDS?
            You said the aide worked for a client & wrote down time she didn't work.
            Then you reported them behind the clients back.
            How did you know? Like I said I'm confused.
            My pca's timesheets are here at my house.
            I look them over & sign them before I mail them in.
            I know what they worked.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Mona~on~wheels View Post
              oh my gosh! I'm confused were these people on CDS?
              You said the aide worked for a client & wrote down time she didn't work.
              Then you reported them behind the clients back.
              How did you know? Like I said I'm confused.
              My pca's timesheets are here at my house.
              I look them over & sign them before I mail them in.
              I know what they worked.
              they were on consumer directed care (same as cds) i was a supervisor of sorts for one of the clients (she had cp + terminal colon cancer) at the time and i saw the sheets, had to take care of her when her aide bailed. the client still signed off as it being ok, because she was short on aides in the first place, and it was difficult to get ppl for her level of care. it's called cdpass here and aides r provided by the state/agencies which you can pick and choose from but the pickings are slim. so i called the agency here that she had been hiring the aides thru to report the fraud. because i couldve been held responsible for the fraud as well seeing as i saw the sheets, but i refused to sign them as being ok. the whole thing was shady with the one client and her aides but yea, not a cool situation to be in.
              "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
              http://www.elportavoz.com/

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              • #22
                gah my kitty jumped on the keyboard. the van stealing was just BIZARRE. a passerby at the casino saw the client in the van and heard her screaming. so the police were called. meanwhile, he good aide had come to the apartment, saw the woman wasnt home, called area hospitals with no luck so she called the sheriff's dept. she got escorted back here by 4 state police cars (we live in the same complex). so so bizarre like out of some weird novel. dont mean to hijack the thread but yea shitty aides abound. mine is ok, i will keep her around, some are golden, hang onto them as such!!
                "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
                http://www.elportavoz.com/

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                • #23
                  No timesheets here. Must clock in through my telephone with a four number code.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by crypticgimp View Post
                    they were on consumer directed care (same as cds) i was a supervisor of sorts for one of the clients (she had cp + terminal colon cancer) at the time and i saw the sheets, had to take care of her when her aide bailed. the client still signed off as it being ok, because she was short on aides in the first place, and it was difficult to get ppl for her level of care. it's called cdpass here and aides r provided by the state/agencies which you can pick and choose from but the pickings are slim. so i called the agency here that she had been hiring the aides thru to report the fraud. because i couldve been held responsible for the fraud as well seeing as i saw the sheets, but i refused to sign them as being ok. the whole thing was shady with the one client and her aides but yea, not a cool situation to be in.

                    I'm glad I don't have to go through an agency to get aides.
                    That stealing the van & woman is bizarre. But I believe it.
                    Glad she was safe.
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                    • #25
                      We find our own people, they fill out timesheets and I fax them to a CDI agency that manages our "budget" and issues payroll. We don't have a home health agency. There is a county nurse that checks in on us. She is nice and we don't hear from her often. She is even confused how this program works. Me too!
                      On the bright side, we seem to have found a week-end person that will work out.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Mona~on~wheels View Post
                        I'm glad I don't have to go through an agency to get aides.
                        That stealing the van & woman is bizarre. But I believe it.
                        Glad she was safe.
                        it's weird. u can still hire outside ppl if u wanted but they provide ppl as well.

                        if i hadnt seen the cops, i wouldnt have believed it either. but then again, another neighbor called the sheriff cuz she swore the creepy neighbor stole her beef and eggs,nothing else, from her fridge. poor exasperated cop was all "ma'am, r u sure u didnt eat the beef and eggs yourself??"

                        truth is stranger than fiction.

                        i like the phoning in option! that makes life so much easier. i do believe the county was switching to that last i heard.
                        "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
                        http://www.elportavoz.com/

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by LindaT View Post
                          We find our own people, they fill out timesheets and I fax them to a CDI agency that manages our "budget" and issues payroll. We don't have a home health agency. There is a county nurse that checks in on us. She is nice and we don't hear from her often. She is even confused how this program works. Me too!
                          On the bright side, we seem to have found a week-end person that will work out.
                          Same program I'm on. I like it alot.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by crypticgimp View Post
                            it's weird. u can still hire outside ppl if u wanted but they provide ppl as well.

                            if i hadnt seen the cops, i wouldnt have believed it either. but then again, another neighbor called the sheriff cuz she swore the creepy neighbor stole her beef and eggs,nothing else, from her fridge. poor exasperated cop was all "ma'am, r u sure u didnt eat the beef and eggs yourself??"

                            truth is stranger than fiction.

                            i like the phoning in option! that makes life so much easier. i do believe the county was switching to that last i heard.
                            Me either. Weird.
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                            • #29
                              dash!!! I wish I had advice!
                              Get involved in politics as if your life depended on it, because it does. -- Justin Dart

                              I shall not tolerate ignorance or hate speech on this site.

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                              • #30
                                I just wrote a long essay in length and time about examples of those I know used and abused then lost it. Another day.
                                I know Home Instead tried adding hrs for payment. I do wan't to see the billed for hrs.
                                Thanks all. I have a plan of action. I'm also lucky because most of my large family live in this county.
                                I moved out at 19 and was compleyely independent since 21. My family got married had their own lives, etc. After my year in ICU, I saw how they took turns and fought for the best for me. My Pop in his 80's drove across the county daily. When able to swallow but too weak he fed me.
                                I live w/ my sig-ot of 25yrs so I'm covered. I am going to follow through on all the advice.
                                Hi Liz, long time. I'll now shut off the a-holes and enjoy Sunday Evening.edit-Liz was a good friend finding me wherever I was transported to during "my lost year".
                                Update tomorrow.
                                Last edited by dash; 04-25-2010, 04:45 PM. Reason: forgot

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