A.V. Home Care Services
Recently, we at A.V. Home Care Services have learned that people posing as home care workers are seeking entry into the homes of elderly and recently hospitalized people, “for safety and medication checks.” These people claim to have been sent by the medical office or physician of the person in the home, are dressed in scrubs to look official, and know a bit of medical lingo to sound believable.
BEWARE of anyone who you do not know trying to gain entry into your home for these reasons. Legitimate home care workers are assigned only after an official “intake” process has taken place with a case manager or nurse, who does an assessment, has paperwork signed, etc. It is a process that takes time, and includes review of client rights and responsibilities, contact information for the agency you are working with, printed materials, a file for home with a treatment or care plan in it, among other things.
Look for these signs of a legitimate home care service before you are targeted and taken advantage of:
To ensure your security and peace of mind, all AVHCS workers are carefully screened and selected. Our pre-employment and periodic employee checks include:
In addition, we assure that our staff:
For more information, contact Pauline Tibbetts, at 603.752.7505