Nursing Home Video Cameras are Becoming a Reality in Illinois in 2016
In 2015, the idea that nursing home video surveillance cameras should be installed in patients’ rooms sounded like a good one to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Now, with the start of 2016, nursing home patients in the State of Illinois have the option to have video cameras to ensure their safety and to be sure they’re being treated properly, according to a news article on the St. Louis CBS website.
In the year 2014, there were approximately a hundred documented acts of nursing home negligence in the state of Illinois. It’s hard to say how many acts of negligence were undocumented, but the Attorney General says that enough is enough.
The video cameras will need to be paid for by the patient’s family, but many families are thrilled at the prospect of knowing their loved ones will have that added security. The cameras provide benefits for the facilities too, allowing them to instantly know who is to blame in cases of neglect, based on the footage that’s captured. Illinois is only one of just a few states that has made this option available to nursing home residents and their families.
As your St. Louis nursing home attorney, we want you to know that we care about your loved ones. If you suspect neglect, please contact us immediately. Compensation is in order, and we’ll fight hard for your case.