Nursing Home Camera Debate Continues

A conflicting topic in the nursing home realm is whether or not cameras should be permitted in residents’ rooms. Supporters of cameras believe nursing homes should allow the use of cameras in patients' rooms and argues they are a necessary item for nursing homes if abuse, theft, and negligence is to be stopped. One woman says she witnessed her loved one being neglected on a hidden camera she placed in the resident’s room. When notifying the nursing home administrator they informed her that cameras were absolutely prohibited from resident’s room.

After these incidents the woman was ready to take her loved one out of the nursing home facility when they informed her they were no longer equipped to take care of her. The woman is an advocate for allowing family members to put cameras in rooms of loved ones in order to protect and prevent abuse. She has been working and helping to make regulations on having resident’s consent to have cameras and signs where cameras would be. However, she is still working to get more regulations passed, because many nursing homes still refuse to allow cameras. 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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