New York Elder Care Facility Sex Offender Law would Require Background Checks of Senior Caregivers

Proposed legislation in New York for an “Elder Care Facility Sex Offender Law” would require senior care facilities to conduct criminal background checks for all employees using the state’s sex offender registry to prevent registered sex offenders from gaining employment. More information about the proposed bill from New York State Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) and …

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Many Agencies Place Unqualified Caregivers in Homes of Elderly without Background Checks or Drug Testing

A new national study from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that many agencies that place caregivers in the homes of vulnerable elderly people do not perform national criminal background checks or drug testing and do not require any experience or provide any real training or supervision, according to a news article …

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News Investigation Finds Background Checks Needed before Hiring Home Health Caregivers

A recent investigation by WKYC-TV NBC Channel 3 News in Cleveland, Ohio found that consumers should closely check the backgrounds of home health caregivers before allowing them into their homes after reporting stories of theft by in home caregivers, including one case where $25,000 in cash was stolen from a home safe. Overall, the state …

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Employment Screening Resources Releases Background Check Toolkit for Nursing Homes and Home Health Care

In response to a government investigation that revealed more than nine out of ten nursing homes hired criminals, San Francisco, California-area Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a background screening company accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – has released background check toolkit for nursing homes and home health care to help …

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Safe Hiring Expert Les Rosen to Discuss Background Checks for Home Health Care Workers

Attorney, author, and safe hiring expert Les Rosen, founder and President of San Francisco, CA-area background screening company Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will discuss background checks for home health care workers at a free community forum at the San Rafael Community Center in San Rafael, California on Thursday, March 10, 2011.

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Kentucky Bill Would Require Criminal Background Checks for All Private Nursing Home Employees

 By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor Proposed legislation in the state of Kentucky would require criminal background checks for all private long-term care facility employees to help to protect elderly and vulnerable Kentucky nursing home residents from being preyed upon by dangerous criminals. Senate Bill 44 – introduced by Senator Tom Buford …

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Provider Fined $376,000 in Case Showing Need for Extensive Nursing Home Employee Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor An Indiana provider has been hit with $376,000 in penalties – which Indiana officials call one of the biggest fines of its kind – for employing several individuals at nursing homes who either had been convicted of criminal offenses or stripped of their licenses. According to a news report, the …

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Kentucky Case Uncovers Holes in Background Checks for Nursing Home Employees

by Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer A case against a Kentucky nursing home may reveal holes in laws meant to protect nursing home residents since the state only requires criminal background checks for employees caring directly for nursing home residents but not background checks for nursing home support staff like maintenance workers. According to …

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