A new law is being proposed in Ohio to prevent elder abuse by allowing the use of hidden cameras in nursing home rooms. This bill is being introduced after Steve Piskor used a camera in his mother’s nursing home room to watch the aides helping her. His abuse fears were confirmed when he was able to identify eight different caregivers abusing his mother, Edith, during her stay at a nursing home.
The reported number of elder abuse cases has increased from 14,597 in 2018 to 29,824 to date this year. The National Institutes of Health estimates that these reports represent only one in 14 cases. That’s a staggering number if you have a loved one in a nursing or assisted living facility.
10TV recently profiled Piskor’s proposed law and shared the disturbing images he captured from his hidden camera.
What should you do if you suspect nursing home abuse? Read our nursing home abuse blog to learn more about the signs of abuse and contact a qualified elder abuse attorney today.