Judy Ditkowsky points out web cams in nursing homes

MaryGSykes.com

http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/7/71/1217182/senior-cams-hit-illinois-nursing-homes

From an article in the Suntimes, it is noted that nursing homes have to provide web cams to concerned family members. Good idea.

Editorial: What to know about ‘senior cams’ in nursing homes

WRITTEN BY SUN-TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD POSTED: 01/03/2016, 12:34PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

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A “senior” version of “nanny cams” is about to hit Illinois nursing homes.

As of Jan. 1, a new state law, the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act allows video or audio recording devices to be placed in Illinois nursing home rooms to monitor treatment.

“Senior cams” could range from a simple battery-operated camera that records action on a memory card to a more sophisticated Internet-connected device that allows live-streaming. Residents, or their relatives, must pick up the tab.

It’s a new option worth spotlighting and, under the law, all nursing home residents and their guardians must be informed…

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