Can Cameras Prevent Nursing Home Neglect? Lawmakers Will Find Out
While our parents and grandparents can mean the world to us, unless they live with us it's almost impossible to care for them in the manner we would most like. As a result, most elderly spend their later years in a facility that should afford them proper care.
That care is not always a reality and elder abuse is all too common.
More and more often we hear about cases of nursing home neglect and abuse. Measures are being taken to head off this rising problem.
Missouri may be leading the charge in this battle. They have introduced a pair of bills that would address this problem. The first bill will allow families to place cameras in the rooms of their loved ones. This would allow families to keep an eye on their elders and ensure their proper care even when not present. The second bill will give the nursing facility the final say in whether the cameras would be allowed.
While the second bill seems to be a workaround for nursing homes, the pair would allow people to choose their facility.
The care of our elders is something on the hearts and minds of all St. Louis nursing home neglect attorneys. Hoffman & Gelfman will fight to protect your loved ones, but this preemptive pressure may be the best way to keep the elderly safe.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered negligence or abuse in a nursing home, contact your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorneys.