HomeCare Perks’ Codes of Ethics is to serve as a standard of conduct or ethical behavior for our team.
HomeCare Perks, formerly known as Visiting Therapy & Home Care Services was founded to provide professional and paraprofessional services in our patient’s home to achieve the highest level of potential in their day to day self-care activities. HomeCare Perks is committed to ensuring that business is conducted in all aspects of ethical, professional and legal standards.
As an employer, HomeCare Perks practices non-discrimination and strives to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. As an integral part of the business community, the firm makes every effort to serve the people with attention to current area practices and specific needs.
HomeCare Perks has always been committed to two fundamental philosophical principles:
Rights and Responsibilities
It is anticipated that observance of these rights and responsibilities will contribute to more effective care and greater satisfaction for the patient as well as the staff of HomeCare Perks. A copy of these rights will be given to patients/families or designated representative. The patient/designated representative has the right to exercise these rights. In the case of patient adjudged incompetent, the rights of the patient are exercised by the person appointed by law to act on the patient’s behalf.
Relations with Outside Organizations
To adhere with its commitment in providing quality services in the community, HomeCare Perks voluntarily seek for an accreditation from Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP), who has been accrediting home and community-based health care for 50 years. HomeCare Perks has been following CHAP’s standards that guarantees the best in its field.
HomeCare Perks has partnered with healthcare providers and other organizations to assure comprehensive services to patients and their families. As a home health agency, HomeCare Perks shall participate in public dialogue and advocate solutions to improve the health status of the community and promote quality care.
Financial records, including patient billing files, shall be retained for seven (7) years (or for six (6) years following the month in which last billing to which the records apply is filed), whichever is longer. Records are confidential and shall be protected from damage and unauthorized use. All billed services of HomeCare Perks are consistent with the amount of care provided and are compliant with program regulations and guidelines. The firm also maintains accounting records audited annually by an independent CPA firm.
Relations with the Public
In accordance with Accreditation standards, HomeCare Perks is committed to keeping its public informed regarding the potential for conflicts of interest, as well as any other related issues. The highest standards honorable and ethical conduct must be observed in all relationships. These standards apply to employees, Governing Body and other volunteers working with the Firm.
Staff members are expected to devote their best efforts in furtherance of the Firm’s mission during the course of their employment. Outside employment or personal commitments, if such activities would tend to interfere with an individual’s ability to effectively fulfill his/her regular responsibilities, are not appropriate.
Governing Body members are to refrain from voting on any issues which may affect the professional organization or business in which they are employed or engaged.
Further, it is the policy to ensure that directors and officers meet the required criteria by having them sign a disclosure document annually.
HomeCare Perks shall have an established written policies concerning qualifications, responsibilities, and conditions of employment for each discipline upon approval from the Governing Body. Each employee shall acknowledge, in writing, receipt/review of said policies which shall include, but not limited to: hours of work, employment qualification including licensure, registration or certification when applicable, leave policies, evaluation of employee performance, job descriptions, Firm benefits, and other related personnel policies.