Caretaking Lacks Proper Regulation: Report

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011  |  Updated 9:49 AM PDT
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Caretaking Lacks Proper Regulation: Report

There are too few checks on a county-run caregiver program, opening the door to fraud, abuse and spiraling taxpayer costs, according to a San Diego County grand jury report released Tuesday, the North County Times reports.

The state- and federally mandated program, known as in-home supportive services or IHSS, matches elderly and disabled residents with paid caregivers to help the recipients remain in their homes.

Many of the 22,000 caregivers in the program are family members or friends of the care recipients.

Read the rest of this story by NBCSanDiego's media partner, The North County Times.

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