Lawmakers Consider Mandatory Installation of Cameras in Nursing Home Rooms

Lawmakers in one state have begun looking into proposals to mandate cameras in resident rooms and common areas of nursing homes. Recent disturbing elder abuse caught on camera sparked the discussion of the legislation.

Last month a hidden camera revealed horrible abuse of a 96-year-old woman. The woman had dementia and could not tell her family that she was being abused. When her daughters became suspicious, they installed a hidden camera in the room that revealed the abuse.

Proponents for the mandatory use of cameras in nursing homes say there may be 62,000 cases of abuse that go unreported in state nursing homes every year. Many elder advocates strongly support the use of cameras in nursing homes. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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