Esther’s Law: Gift of Elder Safety for Ohioans



Full Event

Highlight Clips

Erin describes the role of an Ombudsman.
Erin answers a question about what family caregivers should consider when installing a camera.
Erin answers question about assistance for this type of support.


AARP Ohio hosted this Access Live event to discuss Esther’s Law and it’s role in preventing elder abuse. The event featured Erin Pettegrew, Deputy State Long-Term Care Ombudsman at Ohio Department of Aging, who provided information about Esther’s Law, which allows patients in long-term care facilities to install cameras or other electronic monitoring devices. There was also discussion about the costs of installing these technologies, privacy concerns, and other elder rights.