Care-All Home Health Agency Informative - Lack Of Responsibility By Care-All Home Health In Nashville TN
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- I am a nurses assistant working in the home health field. It has been a very cold slap in the face to find this past week that Care-all inc. Nashville Tn. has decided to revoke overtime pay for home health nurses. It is already enough of a burden to be told what we do is not worthy of raises, sick pay, time off with pay, or medical insurance let alone constant cuts in wages without warning, cut hours and so on. My complaint is in hopes of generating interest in this matter and in doing so protecting the patients we care for as well our own family's. Companies like Care-all are taking advantage of the companionship exemption (29 C.F.R. §522.109(a)) and it puts nurses in the position of having to work far too many hours to make ends meet. In states of exhaustion it impossible to give proper care, intentional or not. It also puts patients at risk for under skilled care providers who simply need a paycheck rather than a professional CNA or HHA who has dedicated their lives to the dignity our elderly population is entitled to. Our elderly have earned the right to have responsible care and the ability to remain at home.
The family's of the elderly have the right to trust that they are leaving the life of their loved ones in capable hands. Not someone so tired they can not think straight or follow procedures to protect the life they are entrusted with. I'm not sure how to change this or if I'm even writing the right place but I believe it can start with one person, one voice, one letter. Thank you for your time.