New Jersey to loan cameras to prevent home health care abuse

If you are a baby boomer and taking care of a parent at a NJ home you might want to look into this

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