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    i am a life partner of a incomplete spinal cord injury after almost 11 yrs injury he has short term memory loss and gets confused . i need to know what goes on when im not home i live in pennsylvania and i had tried to do research on this but i cant find the right info i would like to install a video recorder but i need to know whats legal has any body else dealt with this issue thank you

  • #2
    call your local ADA or police dept.
    I think you can video as long as there is no sound...but that just maybe something I heard.

    from the net..

    "Legally, it is perfectly OK to install a hidden camera device on your private property, and all 50 states have laws enacted that say so. However, there are many states where it is illegal to monitor or record someone’s speech without their consent. These states are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington."

    http://www.life123.com/parenting/tod...anny-cam.shtml
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    • #3
      nannycam

      Im sry if i offended anyone by calling it a nanny cam thats what i call it i realize he is an adult no insults intended

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      • #4
        That's what they're called.
        We've had a # of videos shown on the TV news showing adults w/ home health aides getting the crap beaten outta of them.

        They're called "nanny cams" as they are primarily used by parents unsure of the care givers they hired for their kids.

        IMHO ,if you even are thinking you need one to monitor the care your family member ,whether he/she is 5 months or 99 years old, via video monitoring something in your gut is telling you something is amiss.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Liz321 View Post
          call your local ADA or police dept.
          There is no such agency of office as the ADA. The ADA is a federal law related to civil rights and disability, and enforcement is divided up between a varity of federal agencies, but does not have anything to do with privacy laws.

          I would suggest calling your local "Area Agency on Aging" or Adult Protective Services office and ask them this question. They should be able to guide you. If you suspect that a caregiver is either neglecting or abusing your partner, this is where you would report them as well.

          (KLD)
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          • #6
            exhale45-

            I am not a lawyer. What experience I have had from legal issues that any american ia allowed to protect life, liberty and property with in their own home.

            To place a camera in the confines of your own home to record the activities of a care provider, should not violate any law.

            If there is a local law then just have any care provider sign a consent form that informs them that at any time they could be video taped with in the confines of your home, exterior to any bathroom.

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            • #7
              you can put cameras anywhere except the bathroom without notice. completely legal.
              C'mon buh bub!

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              • #8
                just wanted to add we caught a guy stealing my pain meds with nannycam.
                C'mon buh bub!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                  There is no such agency of office as the ADA. The ADA is a federal law related to civil rights and disability, and enforcement is divided up between a varity of federal agencies, but does not have anything to do with privacy laws.

                  I would suggest calling your local "Area Agency on Aging" or Adult Protective Services office and ask them this question. They should be able to guide you. If you suspect that a caregiver is either neglecting or abusing your partner, this is where you would report them as well.

                  (KLD)
                  In this case I was referring to the Assisant District Attorney's office.(ADA)
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                  • #10
                    I wonder if informing aids ahead of time that their actions are being monitored, even if they're not, will prevent theft and abuse. Supervised workers exercise more self discipline.

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                    • #11
                      Actually, all you need to do is call people who install home security systems. They are perfectly legal. Check you yellow pages for Home Security.. You can have them do an installation for you.
                      You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                      http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

                      See my personal webpage @
                      http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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                      • #12
                        They sell them at walmart, video and sound. I have had them in our home since David got sick and we had to hire aids. I just don't have the sound hooked up. So far, the only thing I found is that they don't always do therapy with him like they say, or they skip a household chore and say they did it. Worth their weight in gold!

                        This was taken from www.survellience-video.com :

                        Video recording is completely legal in all 50 states. Fifteen states currently have laws against recording a person’s voice without their permission. Before purchasing a nanny cam, make sure your camera doesn’t record sound if you live in one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, California, Oregon, Montana, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and Washington.
                        Last edited by MSWIFE1; 10-11-2009, 09:39 PM. Reason: correction

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                        • #13
                          Go for it, just don't do sound - then it's not legal. Pix are even good in court, if necessary - I hope that's not necessary for you!

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