My father is bed-ridden and not able to be left alone for many minutes at a time. He lives at home, and my mom is dependent on someone watching him in order to run errands etc. I would like to be able to help her out long distance occasionally. She usually hires in a nurse, but it's a hassle for her and since I sit in front of my computer most of the time anyway I thought one of these simple webcam surveillance things that plugs directly into a router would do the trick. She could let me know when she wants me to log into the camera, and I can give her a quick call on her cell if it looks like he needs help with something (small town, she can be back in a matter of a few mins if needed). I've done some searches on Amazon, but feel like I don't know what I should be looking for. Ideally, it should be: Wired (so my mom doesn't have to fool with a wireless router that needs to be restarted occasionally); No computer interface needed (she has an old iMac, but it's on 10.4 and she can't handle anything technical at this point). Has anyone had a set-up like this, and if so, do you have a recommendation? My budget is up to about $200 if need be, but doesn't have to be fancy. It would be mounted in one place, pointed at the hospital bed he's in most of the time. I should add that this would be done with my dad's blessing. He's mentally intact, but not able to use a phone to call for help.