An unsettled area of law is whether it is legal for a family member to set up a hidden camera in a nursing home patient's room to monitor for abuse and neglect.
It is a sad fact that too many nursing homes in Texas and the greater Houston area abuse or neglect their vulnerable residents.
If you are concerned about the treatment your loved one is receiving in a Texas nursing home then you may have considered using a “granny cam” to find out exactly what is going on when you are not around.
Texas has some very specific laws on how to properly install a “granny cam” in a Texas nursing home.
If you do not follow those laws, then you act at your own peril and run the risk of violating someone else’s rights while attempting to protect your loved one’s rights.
After monitoring a Zanesville, Ohio nursing home the government has moved to shut it down.
The Ohio Attorney General's office has stated that it will expand the use of hidden cameras.
A wave of new bills about camera regulations in assisted living settings is bringing privacy issues to a head as technology increasingly tracks data and monitors resident in the senior housing industry.
While five states have implemented monitoring regulations within skilled nursing settings, two other states are looking to spread these laws into assisted living and other long-term care facilities.
These laws have been prompted by many family members that have sought increased accountability and protection for loved ones within skilled nursing facilities.