Are we allowed to have a baby monitor in my elderly Dad's room?
Dad is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's but is still mostly competent and lucid. He has been in assisted living for a month or two and we believe one of the staff members is not being honest about dad's behavior and cognitive abilities. Dad insists that he is not imagining things or trying to get her in trouble. The staff member was involved in an incident that caused dad to fall, she denies it but dad is emphatic about his version of the story. We installed a baby monitor type camera which does not record but we can watch what is happening. We have seen enough interactions between them that shows dad is correct and the staff member is lying about how she treats dad. Is it legal to leave the camera in? Should we tell Dad or the facility that the camera is there?
Status: Open Feb 27, 2016 - 07:21 AM
Elder Law, Senior Living Communities