LawNursing home neglect and abuse have become regular occurrences.  When you place your elder loved ones in assisted living facilities you never really know how they will be treated.  Thankfully, there are laws that can now protect our Grannys (grandparents) who reside in nursing homes.  Oklahoma has become the third state to pass “Granny cam” laws.  According to the law, surveillance cameras may be used in nursing homes in Oklahoma as long as consent forms are filed that notify the facility of such use.  Moreover, “Granny cam” laws allow the families, who place the hidden cameras in the nursing home residents’ rooms, to have exclusive rights to the recording as well as use the recordings in court.

States That Have Enacted "Granny Cam" Laws

In addition to Oklahoma, the other states that allow hidden cameras in nursing home residents’ rooms include the following states:

  • New Mexico
  • Texas

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Some forms of nursing home abuse and neglect that “Granny cams” may be able to track include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Corporal punishment
  • Isolation
  • Withholding of food, water, and/or medication
  • Failing to change bedding or taking care of hygiene needs

If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse, please speak to an attorney immediately.  A qualified elder law attorney will explain the legal options available to you.

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Do you think these Granny cams are necessary, or do they raise deeper questions of privacy?