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Guardians can request "granny cams" in Texas nursing homes

Earlier this month, Louisiana became the fifth state to adopt "granny cam" laws in skilled nursing facilities. It follows similar laws in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Washington and Texas.

After the influx of reports of elder abuse in recent years, guardians and other family members have sought a way to increase protection and accountability for their loved ones. Data suggests around 5 million residents suffer abuse in nursing homes each year.

Vulnerabilities, risks of abuse may warrant guardianships

Most Decatur adults love that they still have their parents, grandparents or possibly even great-grandparents around. Numerous people lose their elderly loved ones at young ages, and such a loss can be difficult at any age. Of course, adults also know that older individuals can begin to experience difficulties handling their own affairs, and it may put them at risk. In some cases, seeking guardianships may be necessary.

It is an unfortunate reality that elder abuse takes place at a disturbing rate. In addition to facing physical abuse and neglect, many individuals are also taken advantage of financially. Because mental decline often affects elderly people, it is possible for these individuals to make financial decisions that can cause significant harm without realizing what they have done.


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