In-home Caregiver Poway Service Scam

Beware When Hiring an In-home Caregiver in Poway

Make Sure Your In-home Caregiver in Poway Is Real

Over the years, the average in-home caregiver in Poway has seen many news stories detailing scams against the elderly. Most are on a relatively small scale, with criminals calling seniors on the phone or sending them mail that requests a payment for some reason or other. But in a recent criminal trial, the public learned about a scam that targeted hundreds of seniors up and down the West Coast and beyond by promising essential services and failing to provide them.

Millions of Dollars Accepted

Claiming to own a business that would provide a qualified in-home caregiver in San Diego County, a local couple accepted money from over 200 seniors in the San Diego area. Their plan sounded very good to many people: in return for a single annual fee, the business would send caregivers to perform all necessary normal housecleaning, shopping, and even daily living tasks like bathing and dressing. Unfortunately, the couple never planned to fulfill these promises.

Minimal Fulfillment

The few seniors who did actually receive benefits from the fake company report that it was in the form of reimbursements for services that they bought separately, or payments to other, legitimate companies to perform one-time cleanings. Most customers, though, never heard from the couple again and could not get in contact with them.  They even used fake names to make it harder for seniors to track them down and ask about services.

Trust an Established In-home Caregiver in San Diego County

The conviction of the two scammers may help many seniors get their money back. However, it is obviously much better to choose a caregiving company that is established, trustworthy, and committed to fulfilling its obligations to your satisfaction. With a consistent excellent rating from the local Better Business Bureau, insurance coverage, and background checks on all caregivers, you can rest assured that our business is here to meet your needs.

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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