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
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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