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.