By The Associated Press
POSTED: 12/22/16, 4:04 PM EST
TRENTON >> Families in New Jersey who suspect a home health aide is abusing a loved one can now borrow a tiny surveillance camera from the state. Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced details of the safe care cam program on Thursday in Trenton. The program is designed to ensure residents who suspect abuse by home health care providers have access to hidden cameras to gather evidence. Since January, the state has disciplined nearly 300 certified home health aides for alleged crimes on and off the job including criminal sexual contact and assault.
Porrino says that’s a significant increase over 2015 when close to 200 aides were disciplined. Read more