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Personal Care Agency Complaints

Code: DD-1500.6980

Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding agencies that offer the services of paraprofessional aides who provide assistance with personal hygiene (bathing, grooming and mouth care), clothing care, ambulation, seating, toileting, housekeeping (changing bed linens or other chores that are essential to the individual's health and comfort), food preparation and nutritional and environmental support for recently discharged hospital patients, elderly people and people with disabilities in their own homes or other settings. Typical complaints include confusion in communication when multiple caregivers are assigned to the same person, caregivers who are not punctual, inconsistent quality of care, lack of caregiver training, excessive amounts of time spent on the phone, payment issues and not being informed when a caregiver is ill.

See Also:

Home Care/Hospice Associations (TN-2900)

Personal Care (PH-3300.6500)

Home Health Aide Services (LT-2800.3000)

Health Facility Licensing (DF-4500.2000-300)