Is there any way to give them a NEGATIVE rating!? We started on 7/15 and there has not been ONE WEEKEND SINCE THEN where there has NOT been SERIOUS ISSUES! My step-father is paralyzed on the left side; meaning NO function (sight, hearing, mobility, etc.). He is 5'8" so we ask that the aide not be too short and that they bring a change of clothes due to his bedsore issues. These are the only two things we ask. Hometeam sent over 3 people to our apartment to "assess" the patient. During the 2 hours they were there, the nurse spent all her time talking to the aide we were trying to replace and NOT talking to or looking at the patient himself. From the beginning, we were sent an aide that made inappropriate remarks, aides that were coming off of 24 to 48-hour jobs so that they were too exhausted to come back after the first day of work. EVERY Sunday morning around 7am we'd get a call from Jovanna or Jose to tell us that the aide wasn't coming back. Every weekend. We ask them to send us someone, and we got no return calls. They leave their shifts and pass the issue to the next person. There is NO COMMUNICATION within the company. They don't answer the phones, not even for their aides that need help. They don't return phone calls. I also did find out that the first nurse had told the past aides that the "patient has 50 mobility on the right side and 25% mobility on the left side and is able to stand"?! They had a second nurse come to our place to reevaluate him and they still can't get their act together. They think that they can just pass you along and that you'll just take whatever you can get. Our case is a 12-hour case and it is too much to expect someone to do 3 12-hour shifts after coming off of a 24-48-hour case. The other issue is that these aides were coming straight from the other cases (or so we were told) and they never brought any food. So now, I'm cooking for and feeding all these aides and they're too tired to come back. Where does this leave me and the patient??? This goes on for some time and then I found out that I had to work on the weekend. I have been fired from past weekend jobs in the past due to issues with aides so when I was told I was going to get another chance to work I tried to make sure that nothing would go wrong. For a month before my job this past weekend (10/5-8) I specifically asked Hometeam to let us have a specific aide (Samantha) just for that weekend so that I wouldn't have to worry about a safety issue. Yes, they have sent us aides that have dropped him and caused my mother to hurt her hip and leg (that we still haven't been able to take care of because we still haven't had a weekend free to get her to a doctor), etc. We were told that they would work on it and I even have texts and emails saying that they were working on this. They totally lead us to believe that this would be in place because NOT ONCE DID THEY TELL US NO. NOT ONCE DID THEY SAY THAT THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE. The weekend before I had to work (10/1-3) they sent us a new aide that they said would be our new permanent aide. After working with her, she is a new aide and was still very shaky so we all agreed that we would work with her again from THIS weekend (10/14-16) when I was back home and we didn't have to worry about safety issues. They even agreed to send us Samantha to work with her for a day the week of 10/1-3 so that she got a better feel for what she needed to do. Of course, this was a mess. Long story short, it took the full week of confronting people. Literally lying to me while I am texting and emailing with the people they are lying to me about. I finally got it fixed at 4:54pm on Friday (10/5). This weekend; according to them, we're supposed to have the aide from 2 weeks ago as the permanent aide. I called to check. That aide is NOT in the system for this coming weekend or any weekend. THERE IS NO AIDE IN THE SCHEDULE! DO NOT USE THIS AGENCY. THEY SIGN YOU, THEN CHEW YOU UP AND SPIT YOU OUT. THEY DON'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT YOU, YOUR LOVED ONES OR THE ELDERLY!!!