Granny Cams and Nursing Home Abuse

Granny cams are a new weapon to combat abuse of the elderly in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. These hidden video cameras can capture vivid evidence of physical, verbal or sexual abuse of vulnerable senior citizens. That abuse may come from another resident or from the people who are paid to care for them.

At Isenberg & Hewitt, PC in Atlanta, our attorneys use the civil justice system to hold nursing homes financially accountable for the actions of their staff. In doing so, we provide a strong motivation for the owners and managers of nursing homes to be responsible in their hiring and supervision of staff. We handle cases of elder abuse throughout Georgia.

Holding Nursing Homes and Their Staff Accountable

It's hard to imagine nursing home staff abusing a vulnerable person — and even harder to view the evidence of the abuse on video. For a senior, the abuse is both frightening and humiliating. Obtaining compensation for the victim is one step in the healing process, but it goes much further.

Abuse caught on granny cams has led to arrests and criminal charges at Georgia nursing homes. Our hope is that it can also lead to improved safety for residents of nursing homes. Abuse of residents is often the result of:

  • Poor hiring
  • Understaffing, which leads to stress
  • Inadequate training on ways to deal with stress
  • Inadequate supervision

Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

Symptoms of nursing home abuse may include:

  • Unexplained bruising or injuries
  • Injuries or bleeding from the groin area
  • Fearfulness around nursing home staff
  • Sudden mood swings

If you suspect abuse, installing a granny cam can be an effective way of stopping it.

For More Information About Granny Cams in Nursing Homes

For more information about granny cams and nursing home abuse, call 770-901-2666 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm. Our office is MARTA-accessible.