NCEA Warns of Potential New Scam Targeting Older Adults

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The NCEA has recently become aware of potentially concerning cases with a similar fact pattern:  

Older adults retain caregivers. The caregivers work their regular shifts, then request to sleep at their client’s home overnight to avoid traffic or a long drive home. No caregiving services are provided during the night. After the caregivers leave their employment, they retain attorneys to sue their former clients and/or their family members for back pay or overtime compensation for nighttime caregiving.   This may be a means to financially exploit older people.  

Have you heard of these types of cases and, if so, could you share the relevant facts?      

Thank you,     NCEA Team   [email protected]