Caregivers Poway Abuse Camera

Watching Caregivers near Poway From a Distance

Nursing Homes and Caregivers near Poway May Be Recorded

Leaving your elderly loved ones in the hands of nursing home staff or caregivers near Poway is a stressful decision. You do all you can to verify the trustworthiness of the professionals that you choose, but you may still wonder exactly what goes on while you are away. Some family members of nursing home residents, suspecting that staff was not treating their loved ones well, have secretly installed cameras to get the whole story. For some of these families, the results were less than encouraging.

Exposing Abuse

Tragically, it is relatively easy for nursing home employees to treat residents carelessly or even cruelly, but behave differently during visits by family. Cameras hidden in a resident’s room show families what really goes on while they are not there, and at least one family learned that their loved one was suffering criminal abuse by those that were responsible for caring for her. Secret cameras are gaining popularity in nursing homes across the country, encouraged by senior advocates and lawyers.

Legal Concerns

When video evidence leads to accusations of abuse, nursing home owners and their lawyers often object based on privacy claims. But lawmakers and courts appear to be coming down heavily on the side of seniors and their families, understanding that family members have the right to know exactly how staff members are treating their loved ones—even if that means videotaping them at work without their knowledge.

Caregivers in San Diego County Encourage Involvement

Caregivers in San Diego County are glad to hear about this new movement, which could prevent abuse against elders across the country. As we care for seniors in their homes, we encourage family members to be closely involved, monitoring our services to ensure that we are caring for your seniors the way you would if you were there.

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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