Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Standards Established and Methods Used to Assure High Quality Care [12 VAC 30 ‑ 60]
Action Electronic Visit Verification
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 3/21/2020
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1/22/20  12:06 am
Commenter: T. Moore

Exempt Live-Ins from EVV

First of all I want to say how grateful we are for this program. We are able to care for our mother in the comfort of her own home where she has lived for 51 yrs. We are able to do so on our own with no worries of having to deal with aides, nurses or a facility that is too busy to give her the care she needs and deserves.

It is very disheartening to hear some if the comments that people have posted. Fear of losing benefits or fear of being sent to a nursing home because evv has posed a hardship on their lives.

I understand the need for evv to ensure employees are coming and going as they should...ensuring they are not falsifying records. But it becomes a little more difficult when u  are a live in.

A livein does not awake to being able to prepare themselves to go to work. We dont walk into the consumers home at a set time and clocking at that time. And when we have worked our hours for the day, clock on our way out the door. We awake to work. Most of the time our work begins as soon as our feet hit the floor and doesn't stop when we clock out. We are helping our loved ones live in the time frame they want to live in because they know we can and in doing so how can we fit into a timeclock punching schedule.  That's really just not how it works when u reside in the same place of the person u care for.

I hope our comments help u to understand our struggles.



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