Surveillance Swoops Into Health Care

By Michael L. Millenson for Kaiser Health News In an inconspicuous control room at the Sioux Falls, S.D., headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, nurses keep round-the-clock watch on motion and humidity sensors in the living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms of elderly men and women in five states. The seniors - a handful in their own homes and the rest in assisted living facilities owned by Good Samaritan - are part of one of the most comprehensive remote health monitoring …