In this situation, the nurse called 911 to alert them about the resident having difficulty breathing. The company policy advises employees to wait until emergency medical personnel arrive to assist residents. In this situation, the resident was in dire need of CPR or else she would die. Due to the urgency of the situation, the 911 operator pleaded with the nurse to assist the lady. The nurse refused. The 911 operator, trying to use a little ingenuity, even asked if there were others who could assist. The nurse indicated she could not allow other senior citizens in the facility to assist. Apparently, this too was against policy. Not giving up, the 911 operator pleaded with the nurse to see if "anyone" could help...perhaps even a gardener, a janitor, a passerby, a citizen, or any other person. The nurse, seemingly without even checking, stated that no one was available to assist. The 911 operator said the lady would die without help. The nurse acknowledged she was aware of this. After all, she is a nurse...a nurse who cares more about her job than human life. The nurse found no one to help and allowed the lady to die.
It seems odd than senior citizens should be allowed to go to senior citizen centers and simply be allowed to die without even the simplest effort to revive them. If a hotel told me they would accept my money but they would let me die if I needed CPR, I would find another place to stay. I would feel the same about a senior center. I hope residents at Glenwood and similar centers reconsider staying at the facility. I also hope Glenwood reconsiders their policy to not provide CPR to residents, and fires any employee that simply stands around and lets people die.