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NJ Attorney General Introduces New Program to Protect Residents from Abuse

Posted in Elder Issues, News

Just this week the New Jersey Attorney General, Christopher Porrino, and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced an exciting new program to protect individuals from the abuses of home healthcare providers. It is called the Safe Care Cam program and the purpose of the program is to provide micro-surveillance cameras for free 30 day loans to families that suspect an in-home care giver is abusing or neglecting their loved one.

Attorney General Porrino stated “anyone who suspects a loved one is being abused by an in-home caregiver should not be left to feel helpless or without recourse.”

This is an excellent program for the residents if New Jersey. Often families are forced to leave loved ones in the care of home health aides for many hours per day, and while many home health aides provide compassionate care, the Attorney General indicated that disciplinary actions against these aides has been drastically on the rise.

Using these free cameras will allow residents of New Jersey to take additional steps to increase the safety of their loved ones. Individuals who wish to participate in the Safe Care Cam program can call 973-504-6375 and leave a message in the voice mailbox.

Unfortunately in our practice, abuse of the elderly and those that cannot care for themselves is too common.

If you suspect a loved one is being abused or neglected by a home healthcare provider consider taking advantage of this new and exciting program. Read the Attorney General’s full press release complete with videos.