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From the Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Personal Care Services Fraud
A personal care attendant can be a great help to seniors who need assistance with their daily living and routine activities. However, not all companies that provide these services are honest. Personal care attendants are covered by most state Medicaid programs but only where the beneficiary is disabled or has a qualifying chronic medical condition. Help can include activities of daily living such as bathing, eating and dressing. Also, they may help with administration of medications. NOT included is help with cleaning activities and daily chores such as lawn mowing and gardening. Care may only be rendered by state-certified individuals.
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