Sunday, March 3, 2013

Glenwood Gardens Assisted Living Center Will Stand Around And Watch You Die

So you've sent your elderly parents off to an assisted living center where you can rest peacefully knowing they're in good hands. They have nurses on staff and if anything were to happen, they'd be there to help. That is, unless the center you've taken them to is Glenwood Gardens Assisted Living Center in Bakersfield, California. In that case, if your loved one started choking or had trouble breathing and needed CPR, the staff would just stand around twiddling their thumbs. We do things different here at Glenwood Gardens. You're in good hands, unless something actually happens. Then you're fucked.

Authorities say an elderly woman being cared for at a California retirement facility died after a nurse at the facility refused to perform CPR on the woman after she had collapsed.

On Feb. 26, an 87-year-old resident at Glenwood Gardens collapsed in a dining room.

According to reports, a staff member called 911 and 911 staff tried to get the caller to perform CPR on the woman.

During the 911 call, the caller refused to perform CPR. 

Watch news coverage and listen to the 911 call here:

Glenwood Gardens Assisted Living Center should be forced to write on their brochures and advertising that they will do nothing at all to help you if you need CPR. In fact, the whole place should really be shut down, but we don't want to deny access to those rare souls who might prefer such a place.

What a tragedy. Shame on those staff members who were heard on the call refusing to help. They'd rather go by the book and not break policy than save someone's life. May they suffer mental anguish for the rest of their lives knowing they allowed someone to die right in front of them.

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