Granny net cams
A granny cam can also provide a clear picture of how an elderly person is getting along on their own, or it can capture mistreatment.Most experts estimate between 1 million and 2 million elderly Americans have experienced abuse or neglect.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, physicians and other healthcare professionals are involved in 21.6 percent of reported cases, while family members are the perpetrators nearly 15 percent of the time and service providers are involved 9.4 percent of the time.
In New York, 22 nursing home healthcare workers were arrested after authorities used hidden cameras to prove mistreatment was taking place.
Since only Maryland, Texas and New Mexico have enacted laws that allow nursing home residents to have video surveillance equipment in their private rooms, the use of granny cams to prove suspected abuse of vulnerable adults is largely a moral issue.
This may present some unique ethical problems that can be solved by pointing a camera at the floor or providing blind recording spots within the room.
Active surveillance systems require participation, such as fall detection devices that involve pushing a help button.
The long-term care industry has spent considerable effort and funding to fight legislative measures to legalize surveillance cameras.