Oklahoma: New Nursing Home Hidden Camera Law Begins Today!

Oklahoma is one of the worst states when it comes to nursing home quality, according to a national study conducted by a nonprofit elder advocacy group.

On its report card, Families for Better Care gave the state an “F” rating.
 
Proponents of a new law hope hidden cameras will change that. 
 
Undercover cameras caught two caretakers abusing 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry at an Oklahoma City nursing home. Police arrested the two women shown in the undercover video — Caroline Kaseke and Lucy Gakunga.
 
Kaseke bonded out of jail and has not shown up for court, authorities said. There’s currently a warrant out for her arrest.
 
The video prompted legislation allowing hidden cameras to be installed in nursing homes statewide.
 
It was signed by Gov. Mary Fallin in May and goes into effect on Nov. 1.

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New Nursing Home Hidden Camera Law Begins Friday

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8 Responses to “Oklahoma: New Nursing Home Hidden Camera Law Begins Today!”

  1. Thelma Says:

    Really good news!Hope this legislation grows across the country, because there is no other meaningful mechanism for keeping out elders and disabled people safe.

  2. Thelma Says:

    Really good news!Hope this legislation grows across the country, because there is no other meaningful mechanism for keeping out elders and disabled people safe.

  3. Nathan Says:

    Let's do it in all 50!

  4. Nathan Says:

    Let's do it in all 50!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Wooooooohoooooo!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Wooooooohoooooo!

  7. Mike Says:

    Hidden cameras are a family's best friend!

  8. Mike Says:

    Hidden cameras are a family's best friend!

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