Cameras available to protect loved ones who may be abused

LAW AND ORDER. The Sussex County Prosecutor's Office is passing along information regarding the state's Safe Car Cam program so people can protect loved ones from behind abused by home health-care providers.

| 19 Nov 2019 | 11:55

    On December 22, 2016, Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced a new program designed to ensure that New Jersey residents who suspect their loved ones are being abused, mistreated, or neglected by unscrupulous home health care providers can have access to micro-surveillance cameras that can be easily hidden to detect abuse and protect patients.

    The "Safe Care Cam" Program makes these cameras available for free 30 day loans. To participate in the program, follow these simple steps:

    Call the Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6375 or (800) 242-5846. Follow voice prompts to a "Safe Care Cam" Program voicemail box and leave a message with your name and contact information.

    A staff member will contact anyone who leaves a voicemail with further information about the program and to schedule an appointment to pick-up a camera at either the Division's Newark or Cherry Hill office, depending on what is more convenient to the program participant.

    At this appointment, a staff member will provide the program participant with a camera and an accompanying memory card. A brief training will be provided on how the camera works and how footage can be recorded, viewed, and saved.

    The camera and memory card will be on loan for 30 days. Upon request, this loan can be extended for a longer period of time.

    At their appointment, the program participant will be required to do the following:
    Provide a copy of a driver's license or other official identification.
    Provide contact information, including phone number, cell phone number, and address.
    Sign a program contract, which sets forth the rules and obligations under the "Safe Care Cam" Program.