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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