It can be a HIPAA problem and an abuse problem: when nursing home staff take pictures of residents with their smartphones. Here’s an example.
CNA took photo of deceased resident and shared it to Snapchat
Five CNAs at a New York nursing home took photos and videos of residents—including one deceased resident—on their cell phones and shared them on Snapchat.
The nursing home was notified of the incident when a member of the public called the administrator and reported that a CNA sent her a photograph of a deceased resident. This CNA admitted taking and sharing photos and videos of eight residents. Her reason for photographing the man who died was “because she was upset that the resident had passed away.” She also took five videos of another resident “mostly yelling and swearing” and sent them to another CNA.
Another CNA admitted that “everyone on the unit on the evening shift was using their cell phones.”