Pantagraph reported on January 2 that nursing homes in the state of Illinois have just been added to the list of elder care facilities that will now follow the new law of installing video cameras in care facilities. The installation and recordings of the cameras will be able to ensure that the events that occur in nursing homes are recorded and reported accurately.

The bill became a law on January 1, and it permits the recording and monitoring devices inside nursing home patients’ rooms. About 860 nursing homes in Illinois will be involved in the new policy. The new law apparently came about after thousands of calls and complaints, which mostly involved long-term care homes, were made to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois, stated that the installation of cameras will be beneficial to both patients and nursing home institutions. Nursing homes could monitor and apprehend those who engage in abusive behavior and misconduct.

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