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Can you use a camera in a resident's room in a nursing home?

If you place a loved one into a nursing home, one thing you may want to do is to place a camera in their room. In Illinois, you are allowed to install a camera into your loved one's room, so that you can record what happens when you're not able to be present.

Recognize neglect to give your loved one the help they need

Nursing home neglect is something that you may find harder to identify than abuse. Someone who is neglected may get used to being left alone for days at a time, or the staff of a nursing home may know when families are coming and get those who are neglected ready and cleaned up only when they have to.

New icon to help improve transparency of nursing home citations

Nursing home abuse has no place in a medical facility. Abuse and neglect are both a result of people who aren't doing their jobs or who believe that they have power that they want to exert over another person.

Recognizing neglect and abuse can help you protect your loved one

In a nursing home, there are many vulnerable adults who need assistance in their everyday lives. They may need help getting from their beds to chairs or wheelchairs, moving from a bed to the restroom or getting from a bedroom to a dining room. Mobility is a major challenge for may elderly people in nursing homes.

Nursing home care: Illinois needs better staffing

If you place a loved one in a nursing home, you may not understand how neglect could ever be a problem. With several staff members, at least one or two people would have time to care for your loved one, surely. Unfortunately, that's not always the case, particularly in situations where an elder is difficult to handle.

Is nursing home abuse as common as it seems?

Elder abuse in nursing homes is a serious problem that continues to be underreported in America. The reality is that millions of Americans struggle with neglect and abuse in the nursing home system, even though these facilities are often bound to strict safety protocols and medical standards.

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