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Salli Pung, MI State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Advocates for the Rights of Residents

June 03, 2019

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Salli Pung is interviewed by TV5 and advocates for resident rights and the use of cameras in long-term care facilities. “I believe they should have access to the best quality of care. So, if cameras can help with those things, we certainly would be supportive of it,” Pung explained.  But, she adds, there would need to be strict guidelines; since patients would be recorded in very personal settings. Often times with roommates. Pung says cameras could not only prevent abuse but help hold nursing homes and staff more accountable. “We have to take a little more time and provide good care. If they had more staff available to do that, then hopefully it would reduce some abuse and staff wouldn’t be so frustrated and feel like they have to run from one task to another,” Pung said. Watch the video here.