Bill To Allow Video Cameras In Nursing Home Rooms Passes House Committee
Despite opposition from nursing home owners, a proposal that would allow for surveillance cameras in nursing home rooms has cleared a House committee. New Orleans representative Helena Moreno says her bill would allow an extra set of eyes on a loved one who is in a nursing home.
“I view it as a matter of safety to have peace of mind if your back home,” Moreno told the Health and Welfare committee.
She crafted the bill so nursing homes would not be responsible for paying for the equipment.
Lucy Titus testified how her mother who was ninety years old and suffering from Alzheimer’s mysteriously had a black eye.
Several nursing home representatives filled out opposition cards, but no one spoke in opposition. The bill now goes to the full House.