Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate and compare facility workers’ and family caregivers’ perceptions toward closed-circuit television (CCTV) in long-term care facilities. Methods: The participants included 70 family caregivers and 66 facility workers in nine long-term care facilities. A structured questionnaire gathered participants’ perceptions of CCTV in long-term care facilities. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, chi-squared test, and Fisher’s exact test with SPSS 26.0. Results: Family caregivers positively perceived both the function (p<.001) and compulsory installation (p<.001) of CCTV in long-term care facilities compared to facility workers. Also, family caregivers highly perceived the necessity of two improvement plans for CCTV application: “the agreement on a video-data-application plan” (p=.032), and “the necessity of a video-analytics expert” (p=.001) compared to facility workers. Conclusion: Family caregivers were more likely to recognize the importance of CCTV in long-term care facilities than facility workers. Further education on the necessity of CCTV, its positive functions, and various usage methods is required considering that the discussion on CCTV installation in long-term care facilities will become more prevalent. In addition, the legal regulations related to CCTV installation should be prepared in detail. Furthermore, it is necessary to understand that CCTV is not a solution to elder abuse, and long-term care facilities should consider future uses of AI-CCTV.
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- Long-term care
- Residential facilities