Nursing Home Faces Stiff Fine After State Inspectors Discover Hidden Cameras In Resident Rooms

Residents of a nursing home were secretly videotaped in their rooms for nearly one year by hidden cameras installed to thwart theft, a state investigation revealed.

The Agency for Health Care Administration discovered the surveillance system while inspecting the nursing home for mold earlier this year.

In all, investigators found three cameras mounted above the lay-in ceilings of three resident rooms, rolling 24 hours a day to a closed-circuit TV located in the administrator. A fourth camera recorded activity in the staff lounge.

A surveyor, searching for mold, removed a ceiling panel in one of the rooms and noticed a camera, according to the 54-page AHCA report detailing the findings.

The administrator admitted the nursing home did not have oral or written consent to film residents. 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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