When dad moved in with me, I went to a health service to hire help with the transition, and then scale down to twice a week. Dad was in pretty bad shape when he moved in, respiratory infection, sundowners, etc... We had five rotating through, it was awful, each being a replacement for the next. One would not do anything unless you specifically told her what to do and when. Another wouldn't do anything and didn't know how to do anything. Another was nice and did a good job but was a heavy smoker and even though I did not allow smoking in the house, the smell still bothered dad badly. And one was very helpful, jumped right in and did whatever needed to be done. Beware.... you know what they say, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. The woman throughout the time she worked would drop hints of her background which I took note of. I found out gradually that she knows how to break into cars, houses, etc... I took note, set up a monitor too. She went through paperwork at my desk claimed she was looking for my dad's old medication list. Then she started to play my dad for what she could get out of him after getting nothing out of me. She's asked for more hours which he then would obsess over, she asked for stuff from both of our houses, and of late tried to set up a scam on my dad to "buy" his house from him, but have him finance her down payment for him, she knows I have DPOA for dad, and said not one word to me about it until she was ready to look at his house. I've been lucky enough to have some time off from work the last two weeks and line out a different service and get rid of this woman without it affecting my job. It makes me sick there's people like this out there. I confronted the woman about the house deal, she just looked at me, no denial and said flat out he doesn't even have the money he said he had. It just makes me sick there's people like this out there. What do you do when you go through a reputable company but low life's are still hired? I guess I have to run my own background checks, but that isn't always going to bring up anything, you can ask for references, but it'll just be their friends. Really what do you do to weed out these people? And when the new health aide gets on a regular schedule, do I need to set up a video monitor too, to protect my dad and my property. I also found out this last health aide was informing dad on how he could have his POA changed. Ya. You need help, have to bring people in and then have to babysit them?