Randall Taradash, a nursing home abuse lawyer in Crystal Lake, has voiced his support for the proposal.
Online PR News – 10-October-2015 – McHenry, Illinois – On April 22, Illinois House of Representatives passed a law that would allow elderly nursing home residents or their family members to install video and audio equipment in nursing home rooms. Many lawmakers believe that such equipment would prevent nursing home abuse and help to ensure that nursing home residents are safe.
Randall Taradash, a nursing home abuse lawyer in Crystal Lake, has voiced his support for the proposal. "Leaving a loved one at a nursing home is difficult enough," Mr. Taradash explained. "But it's even more difficult to suspect that the loved one is being mistreated and have no way to prove it."
Lawmakers hope that the law will result in increased monitoring of nursing home activities, which will subsequently lead to a reduction in nursing home abuse. Every year, the Illinois Department of Public Health responds to more than 5,000 nursing home complaints. In 2013, the department took action in more than 100 of those complaints.
Randall Taradash, a Crystal Lake nursing home abuse lawyer, believes that the very presence of monitoring equipment will force workers to act in an ethical manner. "Very often, nursing home residents are unable to discuss their mistreatment," Mr. Taradash commented. "They may suffer from Alzheimers or other neurological disorders. Cameras and audio equipment can give those residents a voice."
The proposal now goes to the Illinois Senate. If they approve the proposal and it's signed by the governor, it will then become enacted as law.