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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1/24/20  12:38 am
Commenter: Van Lee

Neglect & Abuse of the family caregiver during a nationwide caregiver crisis - EVV adds to the abuse

Family caregivers receive abuse and neglect every day.  They are neglected in that the majority receive no benefits (NONE).  Many are spit on, sh** on, or hit on repeatedly by those receiving their care.  It is a thankless job.  Some days, there is not a song in their hearts, but they keep singing anyway, because they know caring matters most in life.

EVV adds mental abuse to the abuse/neglect family caregivers already receive.  EVV tells caregivers they are worthless, and deserve to be tracked like criminals.  The national caregiver crisis started before EVV.  EVV will end up making this crisis worse by turning a thankless job into a loathsome job.

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