Were you a home health aide before?

@sharon6345 (125397)
United States
May 5, 2017 4:01pm CST
Do you know anything about having one? My friend is an aide and she told me that home health aides are not allowed to take things from clients. I would not want to put her in any trouble. But I tend to give her stuff. Thanks for helping me. My friend said if the agency finds out they will remove her.
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• Manahawkin, New Jersey
7 May 17
I would give her stuff anyway
@sharon6345 (125397)
• United States
7 May 17
Oh I would not mind but I don't want her to lose her job. she is very sweet.
@EMuhungi (1733)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May 17
Maybe she is unable to resist. She needs to learn it without upsetting them.
@sharon6345 (125397)
• United States
5 May 17
They have no way of knowing she took a gift from me I just wanted to know.
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@Mike197602 (13456)
• Worcester, England
5 May 17
I worked as a community care assistant, mainly for terminally ill people at home. Taking stuff is a big no no even if the client insists. Your friend is right...the person could very well be disciplined and even fired...over here that's the case anyway. I looked after people for quite a few months and for many hours per day. I did take gifts from family but only after the patient had passed away and I always told my bosses.
@sharon6345 (125397)
• United States
5 May 17
Thanks mike I will ask her on Monday if that is part of her rules. If so I won't be giving her anything more.
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@Courtlynn (66089)
• United States
5 May 17
I wouldnt do it anymore in case it is against the rules
@sharon6345 (125397)
• United States
5 May 17
Oh, thanks very much.
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 May 17
I've never been one, but I know that is one of their rules, even for the aides in nursing homes, where I was for a month over a year ago. You might need to stop giving her things so she won't lose her job. If they find out, it will go against her getting another job.
@sharon6345 (125397)
• United States
5 May 17
Thanks very much. I will ask her if that is one of her rules. I would not do anything to cost her her job.