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What is the legality of the cameras as far as privacy for the aide?

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i have two cameras set up in my moms apartment. I should be getting an aide that will be sleeping on a sofa bed. what is the legality of the cameras as far as privacy for the aide? should i tell the aide there are cameras in the house?

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@ Bunky: PS: Personally - and this is just me - I wouldn't be too quick (if it IS legal) to tell the caregiver/aide about the presence of any cameras. I see that as part of MY right to privacy and to do whatever I wish in my own home for my own protection, security, etc. Besides, if the presence of cameras is known by an aide, said cameras can be easily dodged if the aide does want to hide any misdeeds/abuse, etc.
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Hello, Bunky. I have two suggestions: 1. Do an online search for 'Nanny Cams' and the laws regarding such in your state. I know that they deal with watching babysitters, but I'd think the laws would pertain for both babysitters and caregivers for the elderly, and/or; 2. Contact an attorney (possibly an Elder Care Attorney) in your town who can advise you on such. With the popularity of Nanny Cams these days and all the incidences of child abuse that were filmed and then publicized on t.v. (news reports, Dr. Phil type shows, etc.) that the laws probably favor the homeowner, but that's just my guess. Good luck.
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I am not sure about the legality of it, but I would suggest that you tell the aide about the cameras. I would guess that they would be FAR less likely to do anything inappropriate or neglectful if they knew "big brother" was watching. =]
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