Do you have any professional experiences with the use of cameras in your nursing home or long-term care facility?
Video cameras can be “a tool to assist family care givers, especially care givers from other states, in checking on their loved ones,” said Coretta Bedsole, associate state director for advocacy at AARP. Department of Health and Environmental Control would be responsible for developing consent forms and procedures.
Additionally, this plan assumes that there are family members who are willing and able to watch hours of video footage on a regular basis.
Families should be allowed to monitor the care of elderly relatives.
She’s an adult, after all, and certain aspects of patient care may expose her nude body or intimate activities like toileting or bathing.
And if she has dementia, she may not be able to consent to the surveillance, even if you think it’s in her best interest.