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Australian nursing homes could implement cameras

By June 12, 2012 No Comments

In a country where new federal government data reveals that 64 percent of 1,815 allegations of physical and sexual abuse in nursing homes last year were made against the staff, cameras may be universally installed in care facilities.

According to The Age, 1,499 of the 1,815 reports involved the use of unreasonable force, 284 were about sexual assault and 32 involved both physical and sexual assault.

Elder care campaigners want families to have the ability to see how their loved ones are treated. The installation of cameras would be a huge step for justice in the homes.

One nurse said she wanted cameras in facilities after her mother was abused and neglected earlier this year. She claims that, while the Victorian nursing home confirmed her suspicions, an official investigator could not substantiate the claims due to a lack of video evidence.

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