‘Granny cam’ bill for nursing home monitoring passes LA Senate

Drew White

A “granny cam” bill to allow nursing home residents or their legal representatives to install monitoring devices in those residents’ rooms passed unanimously in the Senate on Wednesday.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, would enable family members or guardians to stay connected with their loved ones. The bill now returns to the House for final consideration.

Proponents of the bill say installing cameras would provide safer environments because family members could identify health problems quickly and protect older adults.

“You can observe your family member if you want at a distance and give great comfort,” Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, said.

“These cameras are generally a little box you plug into the wall, and they connect to the Internet,” he added.

Read the full story in KALB.

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