Seniors First – Changing the way Senior Care decisions are made
Unfortunately, elder abuse is rampant in the elder care industry. This is because the industry’s existing standards do not go far enough to ensure a safe and decent work environment for the labor force in that industry. Therefore, the criminal element find their ways into elder care companies and prey on the elderly.
However, although preventing crimes against seniors is a major objective and concern, it’s not the only one. In fact, that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Caring for anyone is a difficult task. It’s one that requires specialized skills and continuous training. Even with all of the skills and training, there are still several other precautions that must be taken.
- Caregivers must be healthy, supported, insured and properly paid.
- Elder care providers must know and obey confidentiality and privacy policies.
- Senior helpers should receive field supervision, and feel confident.
- Elder care services companies must take good care of their employees so that they can do their jobs well.
There is a 14 step voluntary standards that was implemented by Home Care Alliance of MA www.thinkhomecare.com. Providers that meet those standards are the cream of the crop in the elder care industry and most likely to provide fair, safe, and quality service to our elders.
We connect consumers, free of charge, to providers that have pledged to uphold elder care standards as dictated here.