Elder Abuse-Signs And The Best Detection Technique

We have been writing about elder abuse for close to seven years now-long before it became the huge problem that it is today. It has been estimated that as many as 60% of all seniors who are in long-term care facilities have experienced some form of abuse either from caregivers or staff in a nursing home or long-term care facility or even from family members.

We suspect that the reason that number is so high is because so many seniors are unable to verbalize any negative experience caused by elder abuse due to dementia or Alzheimer’s. Thus elder abuse detection is very difficult to catch and proving a case of elder abuse is nearly impossible without visual evidence from a spy camera or hidden camera which are now legal in nursing homes in several states.

There are several signs or indicators of physical abuse including marks or welts, burns or scars.

Sexual abuse is very difficult to prove without visual evidence that can be provided by a hidden camera. It involves the physical touching, fondling or manipulating any part of the genitals or female breast.

Indications of neglect, which is another type of abuse, can occur when residents are left alone, ignored by the staff or left with a staff member who fails to care for them with good judgment. Some examples include a patient who is in the care of the worker who is intoxicated on duty or a resident who has experienced a fall and has not received any medical attention.

So families who decide that a loved one, for any number of reasons, should go into an assisted living facility or a nursing home, need to find some way to protect them from this abuse.

Many families are turning to Hidden Cameras such as a Sony Dream Machine alarm clock radio, as the best way to detect elder abuse and as a bonus can detect theft of personal property, which is also a common problem in nursing homes, especially with patients of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Only within the last six months or so have hidden cameras or spy cameras been made legal in nursing homes, but still only a few states have legalized them. Before that many families were doing it anyhow just to protect their loved ones. It may be the only way to catch, document and prove elder abuse in nursing homes or long-term care facilities.

We have 156 different Covert Spy Cameras for you to choose from to protect your loved ones from elder abuse.