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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1/25/20  11:19 pm
Commenter: E. Warren

EVV for live in attendants takes away dignity

Caregiving has always been a field where the kindness of another is exploited by the offering no benefits for a very difficult job.  It is assumed, the caregiver won't speak up for better standards because they are nice, caring people.  EVV has added to that exploitation by taking away any dignity left in consumer directed services jobs for family caregivers.  How dignified is it to ask someone who is living in the same home as the person they care for to prove that several times a day with a GPS tracking device like a common criminal on house arrest?  As if mutual location is not already proven by the many public records available.  Family caregivers will eventually be forced to give up to preserve their privacy and dignity.  Possibly that is the intention of the state: to have the caregivers give up, thus forcing the disabled back into institutions. 

CommentID: 78938