Experts Weigh In On Cameras To Prevent Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the hardest challenges families face. They want their elderly family member to be happy, but safety is also a major concern, and for good reason. Nursing home neglect and abuse are far too common, but in St. Louis, people may be able to discover these issues early on. This is because of two proposed bills that would establish "Granny Cam" laws, which several other states already have in place.
Granny Cam Laws in Missouri
Currently, under Missouri State law, it's illegal to have a camera in a nursing home resident's room. But proponents of the proposed bills state that something needs be done to change that. One bill would allow the nursing home to make the decision regarding cameras. The other allows the resident to make the decision.
Martha Eudaley, a Missouri resident whose husband suffered from abuse and neglect at the hands of his nursing home staff is a strong supporter of making the change. Having a camera installed in her husband's room could have alerted his family to the abuse and allowed them to intervene much faster.
Get Help From Your St. Louis Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorneys are here to help. You and your elderly family member deserve justice. Contact us.