Should You Use a Granny Cam to Monitor a Loved One’s Care?
MANY STATES NOW HAVE laws mandating that senior communities grant resident requests to install video monitoring equipment, or what we call a granny cam. The latest count shows that Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, Maryland, Utah and Virginia have some type of law in this area, and New Jersey enacted a program that loans equipment to health care consumers to allow them to do so. More than a dozen more states are looking into it. It’s a controversial issue and fraught with legal peril. There is no federal law prohibiting the use of such cameras however.