Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hiring Felons As Senior Care Providers

According to KGO-TV's Michael Finney, "An alarming number of senior care providers in people's homes have felony convictions."

His news report is important for the following highlights:
  • Background checks conducted by the state under a new law passed last year have found nearly 1,000 convicted felons working or seeking jobs as caretakers for seniors and disabled in California.
  • Anybody can go out and call themselves a home care worker, put an ad in the paper, and they're not required to have a criminal background check, 
  • In 2008, the Legislature passed a law that provides at least some protection, but little is done to enforce it.  
Felony rates for home care providers alarming

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