Bill would require video cameras in OK nursing homes

SB587 would force nursing homes to install cameras in resident rooms and common areas. State would reimburse those facilities after putting the cameras in place.

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Dorothy - 3/1/2013 11:19 AM
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A picture tells a thousand words. If we can see what is happening to our loved ones in Nursing Care, then we will know what is really the truth and what is really happening. I want one when I need to enter any Nursing Home. Dorothy

hsas1947 - 2/4/2013 12:46 PM
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That is a great idea. Maybe it would have protected my sister who was in a nursing home when she went into a hypoglycemic coma with anoxic brain injury and respiratory failure on April 16, 2012. She was to get Glucagen shot for severe hypoglycemia but instead they gave oral glucose gel to an unresponsive patient and waited 20 min to call their contract ambulance company and it was 15 min more by the time they got to her. So there was a 35 min period while she was sinking into a coma and having severe respiratory distress. The nursing home refused to talk to us and I had to do a lot on my own to get copies of records and find out what happened that morning because they falsified the chart and said they gave Glucagen. At a time when I should have been getting info about everything that happened for the doctors at the acute care hospital ICU, I had to fill out forms for records and wait for the PA Health Dept to tell me that Glucagen was not given. This took an additional month while she stayed in an unresponsive state. I finally had to remove her from life support and she died on July 24, 2012 due to worsening problems. The PA Health Dept did not even find anything wrong with them not following the Doctor's order for Glucagen and not calling 911 for an ambulance right away. The nurse must be totally inhumane to allow a patient to suffer for 35 min rather than do the right thing. I now have a small claims suit pending against them for funeral expenses paid out of pocket because there is nothing else I can do to try and punish them for destroying my sister's brain and causing her death. She was there for rehab and wound care with about two weeks to go after being in various hospials (acute care, LTACH, rehab, and nursing home) for six months. They never did tell me what happened that morning so maybe a cam would have given me the answer.
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