“We never dreamed we would find what we found,” said Peters, a nurse practitioner. There was the sudden and unexplained drop in their mother’s weight, from 105 pounds to 94 pounds, which made her already-slight frame look gaunt and emaciated, the sisters said.
There were the mornings that Jackie, who suffered from vascular dementia, looked unbathed and complained of soreness in her arms.
Making the decision to transition your parent or elderly relative into a nursing home facility can be a particularly stressful time for families searching for the right facility.
Even after selecting a long-term care facility, thoughts about the quality of care that your loved one is receiving may follow you.
In the majority of instances, families will install a camera as a last resort when they suspect that their loved one may be the victim of abuse or neglect.
If you believe that your loved one living in a nursing home may have been a victim of elder abuse or neglect, contact a nursing home abuse attorney at Carr & Carr.
Texas requires residents installing cameras to post notices outside the door of their room to let those that enter know that they are being recorded.
Currently, only New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Washington have laws granting individuals the affirmative right to install surveillance cameras in their nursing home rooms.
Some recordings have captured shocking acts of elder abuse.Legislation is currently under consideration in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas.Oklahoma Law Favors the Resident In 2013, Oklahoma legislators unanimously voted to enact the Protect Our Loved Ones Act.Advocates against the use of granny cams argue that the cameras are an invasion of the resident’s right to privacy as the family or representative would be viewing the recording.Further, the nursing home care industry has voiced concerns about their privacy rights being violated, especially in instances where equipment is hidden, and the potential for higher staff turnover seeking to avoid constant scrutiny.