Popular spot for local water enthusiasts and visitors alike.Video () : After the hidden cameras led to charges in two recent cases, the state's ombudsman for long-term care has received at least one call a day from concerned relatives. Jean Peters felt a wave of anxiety sweep over her as she watched video footage of her frail, 85-year-old mother being ridiculed by a nursing aide at York Gardens senior home in Edina. “That is why I am so rough with you.” Now, nearly two years after catching the incident on video, Peters and her sister Kay Bromelkamp have become zealous proponents of using miniature cameras to catch abuse in senior homes.Two minutes after the Hummers last pass, the thief walked up to the porch and took the packages.Mc Guire said, "If you see any suspicious vehicles following a UPS truck or FEDEX truck or you see a car, non-stop circling around a certain neighborhood or a street, going back and forth at a slow rate of speed like they're checking out a house, please get that license plate and call us immediately."The victim, who asked to not be identified, said, "No one would expect an elderly (person), whether or not it's a disguise, it sure looks like it's just an elderly woman to me.In a case last month, footage showed an aide at a Hopkins residence striking an elderly patient on the head with an elbow and a hair brush.Months earlier, an employee at a New Hope nursing home was caught on tape throwing a towel at the face of a bedridden dementia patient; the camera also caught staff talking on cellphones when they were supposed to be caring for patients, according to police reports.A half-dozen states have established rules governing electronic surveillance in senior homes, but Minnesota law is still largely silent on their use, which has allowed the technology to proliferate.
This time of year is really known for this type of stuff.The female aide can be heard repeatedly chastising the elderly woman, twice calling her a “grown-ass adult” as she tugged on her clothing and yanked at her bra. The cameras, which cost as little as and can fit inside a teddy bear or potted plant, have surged in popularity despite privacy concerns and calls for more regulation.Abuse caught on hidden “granny cams” in recent months has led to arrests and criminal charges for staff at two Twin Cities-area nursing homes.Each Maui surf report page features detailed Maui tide charts, surf wind data, water temperatures, dependable LOLA surf models and more -- whatever it takes to describe exactly what the surf and conditions are like in Maui right now is what we provide in our surf reports.We are dedicated to giving you the best, most comprehensive and dependable Maui surf reports in the business.