nursing homes

Sponsor of “Granny Cam” Bill: “It’s About the Vulnerable”

“I hope he doesn’t veto it, because this bill is about protecting frail and vulnerable seniors,” – Illinois Rep. Greg Harris

06/16/2015

Helen Sodergren, 91, gets her weekly nail treatment from Life Enrichment Team Leader Gwendolyn Matthews, left, at Bethesda Home and Retirement Center in Chicago, Illinois, March 30, 2010.  (Photo by Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)

Illinois Legislature Sends “Granny Cam” Bill to Governor

Illinois saw more than 100 cases of neglect, abuse or financial exploitation of seniors in nursing homes in 2014.

06/15/2015

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Ill. Moves Closer to Allowing Cameras in Nursing Home Rooms

The measure, which now moves to the Illinois Senate, would allow families to pay for installation of video equipment in residents’ rooms.

04/22/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

House Postpones Vote on Nursing Home Cameras

The House committee postponed voting on a bill that would allow nursing home patients to place a camera in their rooms.

04/16/2015

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Bill Proposal Prompts for Cameras in Nursing Homes

Nursing home patients in Missouri could have an additional line of defense under a new bill moving through the House.

04/09/2015

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HIPAA, Wiretapping Laws Pose Legal Questions for Nursing Home Cameras

The fact that the systems would be controlled over the Internet has also raised concerns about hackers.

03/09/2015

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Illinois Lawmakers Will Soon Consider Cameras in Nursing Homes

Rep. Greg Harris says the Illinois bill would allow nursing home residents and their families to install recording devices in their rooms.

03/02/2015

Nursing Home

Nursing Home Organization Responds To KMOX Investigation

The comments by the Missouri Health Care Association come in response to a KMOX investigation Friday which showcased dozens of area nursing homes.

01/14/2013

Elderly wheelchair

Documents Outline Deficiencies At Local Nursing Homes

Allegations of rape, physical and verbal abuse, and neglect fill the pages of nursing home inspections released Wednesday.

01/11/2013

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Analysis: Veterans Homes Get Money, Others Lose It

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon visited every veterans nursing home in the state to tout a new law providing a funding source for the state-run homes.

06/03/2012

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