A half-dozen states have established rules governing electronic surveillance in senior homes, but Minnesota law is still largely silent on their use, which has allowed the technology to proliferate.Mother looked gaunt For Jean Peters and her sister Kay, the decision to install a video camera in their mother Jackie’s room was a last-ditch step for a family that suspected lapses in their mother’s care.
It began meeting in June, following several well-publicized cases in which cameras substantiated reports of abuse and neglect at local nursing homes.
And facilities should be prohibited from retaliating against residents who use hidden cameras, according to the work group’s final report.
“This is a huge issue and it should not be viewed lightly,” said Jean Peters, a member of the work group and an outspoken proponent of hidden cameras since her family used one to detect abuse of their mother.
A few of these features are more important to me than others, for example, at the very least I want a nanny cam with audio, preferably with 2 way communication.
I want pan & tilt, a wide angle lens, live video feeds, free cloud storage, sound and motion sensors, remote access and I want a battery backup if possible (so it still works if the power goes out).