3 The per hour rate for THA home health services is 3500 of which 2000 goes to

3 the per hour rate for tha home health services is

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3. The per hour rate for THA home health services is $35.00, of which $20.00 goes to the nurse/caregiver, and the remaining $15.00 goes to THA. THA expects its nurses to personally bear the costs of transportation and other “incidental” expenses. They do not reimburse us for any of that. Some people think $35.00/hour is on the high side, but there you have it. 4. From about three years ago until the time of her death, I was the caretaker for an elderly woman by the name of Barbra Stone. I visited Ms. Stone seven days a week to make certain that she was taking her medication and eating properly. These visits took place from noon to 2PM each time. 5. Ms. Stone took an immediate liking to me, and often gave me gifts and, on occasion, money. Sometimes, she would let me leave early at full pay. I never asked her for any of these , but hey, I’m not well paid and the bills don’t pay themselves. I figure tha t whatever good comes out of this dead- end job, I deserve it for dealing with everything I have to put up with in this line of work. 6. Ms. Stone has a niece/nephew named Harley Davison. Harley never really liked me. Harley said that I was preying on Ms. Stone and taking advantage of her by pressuring her into giving me gifts and money. That’s completely bogus. Like I said, I never asked to leave early or for any of the gifts, including the money that she gave me; she did that on her own because she really liked me. THA allows us to keep such things, but has a strict Code of Ethics which states in part: “A nurse may not ask, suggest, advise, or induce a patient to provide to said nurse anything of value. Howe ver, nurses may keep any gifts that are voluntarily given.”
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2018-2019 Mock Trial Case (Final Version Nov 5 2018) Includes all corrections made as of FEB 7, 2019 74 7. It true that although the Code of Ethics permits nurses to accept gifts given voluntarily, it discourages it. The agency doesn’t want any accusations being made of theft, so they advise caution. But hey, like I said, a person’s got to eat, and to heck with caution. I want what’s coming to me. 8. At some point after Ms. Stone died, Investigator Wards reached out to me to ask whether Harley was permanently living in the apartment. Although it’s true that Harley has a key and pops in every now and again, there are often weeks and even months at a time when s/he is totally absent. Ms. Stone used to argue quite a bit with Harley. See, Harley is a no-good, two-faced piece of garbage with a lengthy rap sheet and a lousy attitude to match. S/he was constantly out at all hours and could never seem to hold a real job. S/he was constantly asking his aunt for money, claiming that it was to cover his/her probation expenses from one of his/her many “adventures” in law- breaking, but I’m sure s/he was up to no good with the cash. And s/he claims I’m the one taking advantage?! Pot, meet kettle. I could lose my job on a mere accusation, even if it’s later proven false, just because the administration doesn’t have the s tomach for a long public relations fight. Why on Earth would I do that?
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