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12 Elder L.J. 119 (2004)
Big Brother and Grandma: An Argument for Video Surveillance in Nursing Homes

handle is hein.journals/elder12 and id is 125 raw text is: BIG BROTHER AND GRANDMA: AN
Selket Nicole Cottle
The proposed use of video surveillance in nursing homes, as a tool to ensure proper
care of residents, has spurred controversy. Selket Nicole Cottle explores the positive
and negative aspects of using so-called granny cams, both in a permissive and
mandatory capacity. She concludes that states that mandate the provision of cameras
provide maximum benefit to nursing home residents and their families, and, thus, she
suggests that all states enact this type of legislation. While recommending such
action, Ms. Cottle cautions that the use of cameras should not be made compulsory.
Rather, she proposes that nursing homes should be obligated to provide the
technology, but residents should retain the freedom to choose whether they will use it.
Selket Nicole Cottle is a Notes Editor 2003-2004, Member 2002-2003, The Elder Law
Journal; J.D. 2004, University of Illinois College of Law; B.A. 2001, English and Ameri-
can Literature, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The author would like to thank her family, friends, and The Elder Law Journal Editorial
Board for their continuing support and encouragement. She would also like to thank
Tiger for his wisdom and for always making her smile.

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