I have written on this topic before but “granny cams” are back in the news again.

This time the camera hidden in the resident’s room in a nursing home (The Harborage) in New Jersey captured an aide repeatedly hitting an 87 year old woman. Police said the video showed the aide slapping the resident and even pulling off her oxygen mask. The resident had previously suffered a stroke and was unable to defend herself.

The resident’s family had been concerned for some time over the discovery of unexplained bruises but their complaints went unaddressed by the nursing home.

Hidden cameras or “granny cams” are legal in Virgina so long as you follow these regulations.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at