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Video Monitoring Can Link Families to Nursing Home Residents

The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly hard on residents of long-term care facilities as well as their families, who have been unable to make visits.

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AARP Louisiana reminds Bayou Staters that they have another option, thanks to a law AARP successfully advocated for in 2018. The Nursing Home Virtual Visitation Act gives nursing home residents and their families the ability to install a video monitoring device in the residents’ rooms, allowing them to remain connected.

The law was passed in response to a disabled patient who could not explain how she sustained injuries inside a facility. But the cameras also allow nursing home residents to communicate visually with loved ones, especially when they are not able to speak.

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