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The California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) is an important influence in California home care. A senior home care company working under the certification of CAHSAH in San Diego County commits to adhere to the organization’s code of ethics. The group, founded to provide home care companies with accountability, resources, and influence in the California legislature, posts its code of ethics on its website so that caregivers, patients, and the general public alike can view the standards that member companies hold. The code includes the following commitments:
Cooperation For the Good of Clients
A priority among members of CAHSAH in San Diego County is cooperation for the common cause of excellent senior care. By uniting and communicating with one another, these companies can be more effective in lobbying lawmakers for senior protection laws, raising public awareness of senior abuse, and other activities representing elderly care issues.
Ethical Business Practices
A member of CAHSAH in San Diego County promises to conduct business in a way that is ethical, moral, and fair. When serving elderly individuals who are vulnerable, it is critical that a home care service refrain from false advertising, coercive or harassing attitudes, and questionable financial activities. A company’s certification from CAHSAH assures concerned loved ones that their elderly family members are in good hands.
Personnel Training and Qualification
CAHSAH member companies consider the capabilities, training, certification, and qualification of their employees to be very important. Only workers with sufficient training are sent into the homes of seniors to provide care. In addition, each company makes sure that its employees receive the ongoing education or updates required to maintain any licenses.
The most important part of the code of ethics for any company certified by CAHSAH in San Diego County is the section detailing certain commitments to excellent client and patient care. A member company promises, first and foremost, to treat every client with respect and dignity. It recognizes that every senior under the company’s care should receive excellent service and must retain all the rights and privacy they deserve. In working closely with these clients, privacy and confidentiality receive high priority as well, ensuring that seniors’ health and resources remain safe.
A CAHSAH certification means a lot of things, and it gives comfort to family members of seniors who need home care. The code of ethics is just one of the ways that a member company dedicates itself to giving the elderly members of our communities the best care possible.
Originally posted 2011-12-01 10:30:29.