Find Real Estate Agents and Homes for Sale


Real Estate News --> Illinois News

Illinois nursing homes to allow ‘granny cams’ in 2016


Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. Please enable Javascript to watch this video Starting January 1, 2016 all nursing homes in Illinois are required to allow residents' families to put cameras in their loved ones ...


Archived Story

&pcode='>"}}}},"ComScoreOoyalaPlugin":{"publisherId":"18314522","labelmapping":"c3=\"WQAD\", c4=\"*null\", c6=\"*null\", ns_st_st=\"WQAD\", ns_st_pu=\"WQAD\", ns_st_pr=\"*null\", ns_st_ep=\"*null\", ns_st_sn=\"*null\", ns_st_en=\"*null\", ns_st_ge=\"*null\", ns_st_ti=\"*null\", ns_st_ia=\"0\", ns_st_ce=\"*null\", ns_st_ddt=\"*null\", ns_st_tdt=\"*null\""},"google-ima-ads-manager":{"showAdControls":true,"useGoogleCountdown":true,"additionalAdTagParameters":{"referrer_url":"http:\/\/wqad.com\/2015\/12\/16\/illinois-nursing-homes-to-allow-granny-cams-in-2016\/"}},"Nielsen":{"apn":"Ooyala V4","isfullepisode":"N","title":"Illinois nursing homes to allow ‘granny cams’ in 2016","program":"News","hasAds":"1","airdate":"20151216 17:00:45"},"iosPlayMode":"inline"}]))); }); Please enable Javascript to watch this video Starting January 1, 2016 all nursing homes in Illinois are required to allow residents' families to put cameras in their loved ones' rooms to monitor the care they are receiving. These recording devices are commonly known as granny cams. Read More: Galesburg man accused of beating Alzheimer's patient "It gives them a sense of security, a sense of peace, that their loved ones are getting the finest care they can get," says Alzheimer's Association's Development and Communications Specialist, Bill Horrell. The cost of the cameras fall on the families, the cameras can't take still photographs, and facility staff needs to be notified first. According to ABC News, between the years of 1999 and 2001, one in three nursing homes in the USA were cited for more than 9,000 instances of abuse. Elderly advocates say having video evidence can help bring that number down. "There's less interpretation when it comes to videoIt's more straight forward," says Horrell. Nursing home employees in the QCA say this law is a win for them as well. Ted Pappas Junior is the President and CEO of Friendship Manor in Rock IslandHe says some cases of reported abuse are simply misunderstandings. "It would help the employees be able to tell the whole story, and it would prove what the employees are sayingIt's actually helpful to the staff," says Pappas. Besides helping to prove innocence, Pappas anticipates these cameras will improve the overall care of residents. "If everybody knows they're on camera, I think you're going to think further about things that you do," says Pappas. And while both parties don't anticipate a major increase in camera use right away, the thought is this is a win win situation for everybody involved. Filed in: News Topics: Friendship Manor, granny cams, illinois, nursing home camera FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInEmail window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({"mode":"thumbs-3r","container":"taboola-below-article-thumbs-hybrid-mix","placement":"below-article-thumbs-hybrid","target_type":"mix"}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({"mode":"hybrid-text-links-2c","container":"taboola-below-article-text-links","placement":"below-article-text-links","target_type":"mix"});

Trending Illinois News:


  • 813 Ruedin Lane Godfrey, IL 62035
  • Study says Illinois has second-highest property taxes in the U.S.
  • Illinois tax breaks could trigger demand for more
  • Brooks pens story of WF Cardinals
  • Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Honors over 100 Vietnam War Veterans
  • Illinois governor again rejects elderly home care plan
  • Upper Deerfield property sells for $1.6M | South Jersey real estate
  • Illinois Basketball: Fans only expecting 2 wins to finish season
  • Group Homes vs. Institutions
  • Hefner Eberspacher Tapella LLC
  • 4 injured, 6 children missing after house fire in Baltimore
  • Homewood-Flossmoor, IL Real Estate: Newly Listed Homes for Sale
  • IL lawmakers talk legalizing marijuana for recreational use
  • Pine Tree announces a promotion and new hire
  • Granite City, IL Homes For Sale & Real Estate
  • Hager Memorial Homes - Dwight
  • Michigan Street U.S. Bank building sold for $14 million
  • Lucci: Forget the unemployment rate, Illinois is in a depression
  • The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
  • Camarato attends statewide REALTORS meetings