Home Health Care Incorporated Alleged Financial Exploitation
In a report dated February 1, 2016, Home Health Care Incorporated allegedly a client was financially exploited when a staff alleged perpetrator (AP) used the client’s money for his/her personal use.
Financial Exploitation Substantiated Against Home Health Care Incorporated
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, financial exploitation did occur when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took $1000.00 from the patient without permission.
Document review and interview revealed the patient has mobility restrictions and has daily home care services for hygiene and housekeeping from the agency. The patient is cognitively intact, and is his/her own guardian. The client has home care services, including visits from personal care attendant (PCA) twice a day.
An interview with the patient revealed the patient noticed that money orders for $1,000.00 and $835.00, and $400.00 in cash were missing from a purse. The patient and a family member obtained a copy of a money order and it was cashed by the AP, the AP’s name, for the amount $1000.00 and notified the police and the agency.
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