A Sad Reality-Elder Abuse

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A recent television news program by a station in Toronto, Canada had several installments of investigations into abuse of residents by fellow residents and staff in nursing homes. And it didn’t end there! It discussed the fact that seniors in their own homes experience abuse at the hands of family or caregivers.

Read the whole story HERE.

“Elder abuse is a sad reality that is under-reported and under-estimated. It knows no boundaries. It may take the form of physical, financial, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. Financial abuse, with misappropriation of funds or misuse of power of attorney is the most common form of abuse, but physical violence is not uncommon.”

The story showed that a surprisingly high percentage of abusers were family members.

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If you have a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, or even if you have a caregiver at home, you never know when or where elder abuse can take place. Several states have now approved the use of hidden cameras in nursing homes to protect seniors against this kind of the abuse. We have been talking about this idea for years.

Have you or anyone you know experienced elder abuse with any of your loved ones? Weigh-in with your experiences!

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Elder Abuse And Hidden Cameras

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Here’s a story out of the UK about elder abuse and hidden cameras.

You can read the whole story HERE.

Earlier this year the chief inspector for social care and Care Quality Commission in the UK discussed the possibility of using hidden cameras as one way to tackle the problem of elder abuse in nursing homes.

Elder abuse in nursing homes has become rampant with as many as 60% of all residents being abused either physically or emotionally, financially or psychologically. Using food as a weapon is common. With so many patients suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia it is difficult for them to verbalize what is happening to them.

And for opportunistic caregivers, they use that weakness as an excuse.

One of the only ways that you can catch caregivers abusing your loved ones is to use a hidden camera. That evidence is difficult if not impossible to refute.

Something that is as innocent looking as this Alarm Clock Camera as shown above placed in a room can cover everything that happens.

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Hidden Cameras May Catch Elder Abuse

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The BBC program “Panorama” uncovered systematic abuse of residents at a care facility called Winterbourne View near Bristol. This was the catalyst for the watchdog Care Quality Commission (CQC) to use hidden cameras in care homes to prevent abuse and neglect. They will also use ‘mystery shopper’ type schemes as it looks to protect vulnerable people “by any means possible” in the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal.

Read the whole story HERE

Elder abuse in long-term care facilities is near epidemic proportions and will probably only get worse as the number of senior citizens that go into these facilities increases.

If you have a loved one in a nursing home or any kind of home care where they are being cared for by others should consider getting a hidden spy camera to keep an eye on what’s going on. Our Alarm Clock Camera is one of the best tools that you can use for this purpose. It is fully functioning clock radio with all the bells and whistles you would expect, but inside is a hidden camera and DVR records to an 8 GB SD card.

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Hidden Cameras In Nursing Homes

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“First it was video surveillance cameras in infant nurseries. Now some families are placing them in elderly loved ones’ rooms in nursing homes, to spot neglect and abuse. And some states are making it legal.

The New York Times Wellness Blog has a fascinating report by Jan Hoffman about the new “watchful eye in nursing homes.”

Hoffman describes how one woman placed a motion-activated camera that looked like an ordinary looking alarm clock beside her 96-year-old mother’s bed in an Oklahoma nursing home. What she saw led to the Mayberry case.

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“On Nov. 1, propelled by the outcry over the Mayberry case, Oklahoma became the third state — along with New Mexico and Texas — to explicitly permit residents in long-term care facilities to maintain surveillance cameras in their rooms.”

Based on the daughter’s videos, one aide pleaded guilty to abuse and neglect. The other appears to have fled the country. Similar scenes of abuse have been captured in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and other states by relatives who placed cameras in potted plants and radios, webcams and iPhones.”

Hoffman also reports that the New York state attorney general’s office, “which has relied on hidden cameras in patient abuse and neglect cases for years, demonstrated its methods at a national training program for state investigators.”

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Hidden Cameras In Nursing Homes?

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“Outlining her priorities for the Care Quality Commission (CQC), chief inspector of adult social care Andrea Sutcliffe said more would be done to involve members of the public and expert teams in the monitoring of care homes and other adult care services.

Among a series of proposals set for public consultation next year, the CQC intends to allocate ratings for every care home and adult social care service by March 2016 – ranking services as outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.

The rest of the story is HERE.

Inspection of services will be structured around five key questions: are the services safe, caring, effective, well-led and responsive to people’s needs.

The CQC is set to discuss whether undercover cameras and mystery shoppers – people posing as individuals looking for care for a loved one – could contribute to a positive culture of improvement while respecting the dignity of those in care.

If you have a loved one in a nursing home or any kind of home care where they are being cared for by others should consider getting a hidden spy camera to keep an eye on what’s going on. Our Alarm Clock Spy Camera is one of the best tools that you can use for this purpose. It is fully functioning clock radio with all the bells and whistles you would expect, but inside is a hidden camera and DVR records to an 8 GB SD card.

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Long Term Care Inspectors May Use Hidden Cameras

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Hidden cameras and mystery-shopper exercises may form part of a revamped inspection regime for care homes and domiciliary care in England next year.

New adult social care chief inspector Andrea Sutcliffe said she wanted to explore the role such techniques could play in uncovering abuse and neglect.
But she admitted their use would have to be balanced against the need for privacy and dignity in such settings.

The move will be considered ahead of the launch of a new system next year.

The rest of the story is HERE.

From next autumn, services will be given an Ofsted-style rating of outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate to mirror the system being rolled out for hospitals.

Confidence in the regulation regime has been shaken, but we have turned a corner”

The inspections will start in autumn 2014 with the aim that each of the 25,000 care homes, nursing homes and domiciliary care agencies will be inspected by March 2016.

The CQC can issue warning notices, fines and even close down services if they are failing.

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Hidden Camera Used To Catch Elder Abuse

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A family is relieved after the woman who abused a grandmother at an Arlington nursing pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

Mynez Carter, 84, was shown being roughed up in hidden camera video that aired in a FOX4 report last August.

Maria Acosta, 44, the worker at the nursing home, pleaded guilty to her role in the case and will soon be sentenced.

Monday was the first time Carter’s family faced Acosta in court and they will have the opportunity to give a victim’s impact statement after Acosta is sentenced.

“I want her to know how she has traumatized my family,” said Ruth Carter, the daughter of Mynez Carter.

Mynez passed away in Dec. 2012 after she was moved to another facility.

A state investigation into how Mynez Carter was treated by workers at Heritage Oaks resulted in a $137,000 fine for the facility. The nursing home paid $90,000 to settle.

Acosta faces probation up to ten years in prison and is free on bond until she is sentenced, which could happen within the next six weeks

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Lexington Nursing Home Worker Busted

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An employee, who police say they caught on camera stealing from a wheelchair-bound patient, is set to answer charges in court.

Lexington Police charged 52-year-old Marsha Woods with burglary. Police say Morning Pointe Assisted Living, where Woods worked, notified police after getting complaints of a theft.

The rest of the story is HERE.

According to court documents, a patient at Morning Pointe had reported several instances of theft from her room. The manager, then, decided to set up a hidden camera. They also put $300 of the center’s money on view of the camera.

Police say on the night of June 8, that patient reported hearing someone in her room, but when she called out, the person wouldn’t answer. When managers reviewed the video, police say they could see Marsha Woods going through the patient’s desk, finding an envelope containing that cash, putting it in her pocket, and leaving.

Police arrested Woods on Monday. She’s since been released.

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Spy Camera Catches Elder Abuse

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Shocking undercover footage shows staff changing the dementia-suffering 85-year-old’s diaper with her bedroom door wide open. Camille Parent set up secret cameras in his mom Hellen MacDonald’s room after becoming suspicious about how she was being treated.

A Canadian man whose hidden camera sting caught nursing home workers abusing his elderly mother is furious that the ex-staffers haven’t been criminally charged, Canadian media reports.

Camille Parent set up secret cameras in his mother Hellen MacDonald’s room at the St. Joseph’s at Fleming long-term-care home in Peterborough, Ontario, over three weeks this spring after becoming suspicious that she was being mistreated.

In one case, Parent said his mother, who suffers from dementia, had a black eye and no one could tell him how she got it.

Read the whole story HERE.

Four employees were suspended and eventually fired after an investigation by both St. Joseph’s and Ontario’s heath ministry.

However, police recently told Parent they wouldn’t be taking the case any further and that the workers would not be charged criminally, CTV reported.

Elder abuse is a very difficult case to prove, but in this case law enforcement officials had video evidence. Elder abuse is a very huge problem in the United States and in Canada.

If you have parents are loved ones in a nursing home, you may want to consider getting our Air Purifier Spy Camera that has not only a pinhole spy camera, but a built-in DVR to record any wrongdoing.

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Nursing Home Abuse On The Rise-How To Detect It

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This is a story about how the Ohio State attorney general is looking into eldercare abuse in nursing homes.

You can read the whole story HERE.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) has recently seen a spike in complaints regarding alleged abuse and neglect at Ohio nursing homes.

So far this year, the Attorney General’s Office has opened 131 abuse and neglect cases, as compared to 74 cases in the same time period last year. Sixty-three of those cases were opened following Attorney General DeWine’s announcement earlier this month that authorities with his office were aggressively investigating nursing homes that are allegedly providing inadequate care.

His office used hidden cameras to catch the wrongdoers.

How To Detect Elder Abuse

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Our Air Freshener Spy Camera as shown here is perfect for those situations where you suspect elder abuse either at home or in an elder care facility. It can provide valuable evidence of the abuse that quite frankly is other wise unobtainable.

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Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes Not Isolated

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Here are two stories about elder abuse in nursing homes and hospitals. The first one is from Canada and points out that elder abuse in nursing homes is not an isolated incident.

You can read the whole story HERE.

The second story is about a hidden camera that caught hospital employees abusing one of their patients.

You can read that whole story HERE.

Elder abuse is unfortunately quite common in the United States. Two years ago it was estimated that as many as 60% of all nursing home patients were the victims of some kind of elder abuse and not just physical but could be mental and financial as well as psychological. The damage done to the patient is nonetheless serious.

This is one case where about the only way that you can document this kind of abuse is with a hidden camera.

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Elder Abuse Caught On Hidden Camera

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Several employees were caught on a hidden camera abusing a patient in a nursing home in Alabama. The family of the patient had a company install the hidden cameras so they could find out what was really going on. The video has led to a police investigation and two arrests so far.

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

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Hidden cameras are very effective at catching people doing things they shouldn’t be doing such as elder abuse. They also can be used as nanny cameras to keep an eye on your nanny or baby sitter, Got an employees you think is stealing from you? A spy camera will catch him/her.

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