I read with absolute horror
the article titled "California Woman Dies after Nurse Refuses to do CPR." The 87 year old woman was living in an independent living home when the woman collapsed. The nurse called 911 to report what happened, yet despite the dispatcher's pleas, she did not perform the necessary CPR. Is it just me, or isn't that what nurses are trained to do? You know, save people's lives? This is the problem that is gripping an aging America today. How are we supposed to take care of the aging Baby Boomers when there just is too much risk and uncertainty with nursing homes and other geriatric facilities? I certainly do not think that I could ever send my parents to a nursing home when the time comes for it. It isn't uncommon to hear a new terrifying news story of how some elderly person was mistreated and abused at a nursing home. If the elderly person has no one else to take care of them, and he/she is possibly disabled, how is that elderly person supposed to defend themselves? It's time to change how we treat our elderly. Our grandmas and grandpas do not deserve to be treated like that. It's time for nursing homes to change their ways.
Alexandra Shultz, Hudson