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  • just a conservative girl 2:41 PM on 03/04/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bayless, california, , disposable, elderly, glenwood gardens,   

    Here’s a Nursing Home I Don’t Want to be a Resident Of 

    Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield, CA has a “policy” of not allowing their staff of not performing CPR.  That is not a typo.  87-year-old Lorraine Bayless was allowed to die while waiting for medics to arrive.  9-1-1 was on the phone with a nurse after the woman collapsed:

    In the seven-minute, 16-second recording, the nurse told the dispatcher it was against the facility’s policy for employees to perform CPR on residents.

    With every passing second, Bayless’ chances of survival were diminishing. The dispatcher’s tone turned desperate.

    “Anybody there can do CPR. Give them the phone please. I understand if your facility is not willing to do that. Give the phone to that passerby,” the dispatcher said. “This woman is not breathing enough. She is going to die if we don’t get this started.”

    I am not going to take the tack that this has something to do with Obamacare, as it clearly does not.  But it does go to the fact that as a society we are getting closer and closer to saying that the elderly, the sick, and the disabled are disposable.

    This is part and parcel of the violence we see in this country.  Human life is no longer considered valuable.

    • Don 4:29 PM on 03/04/2013 Permalink | Reply

      So do you know what happened to the woman?

      • just a conservative girl 5:26 PM on 03/04/2013 Permalink | Reply

        She is dead. Died at the hospital.

    • signpainterguy 6:32 PM on 03/04/2013 Permalink | Reply

      I have already seen and commented on this story at another blog. What seems apparent to me, aside from the woeful lack of details, is that this nursing home has chosen to pass the risk of a failed attempt at CPR off onto the EMS. In our litigious society, I can see that as a real possibility !

      • just a conservative girl 7:15 PM on 03/04/2013 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t see how. The tape is very clear that they were wanting cpr to be done. EMS can’t be held responsible. Although if it is in the contract that the residents sign when they move in, they may not be held responsible either. Besides, the lawsuit that may be filed isn’t the issue, it is a lack of compassion on the behalf of the elderly that is the real story. At least to me.

  • just a conservative girl 10:21 AM on 04/19/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: california, , left coast rebel, , mainfo,   

    Good Idea, Let’s Lower Drop Out Rates by Passing Dummies 

    Seriously, I have long since thought that we should just let Mexico have California back.  Go ahead and give it to them.  Of course they have to take the debt with them too.  I am sure there are very nice people living in California; MAInfo and Left Coast Rebel to name just two, but they just keep scraping the bottom of the barrel.  I am at the point that I have to wonder how there is any barrel left to scrape.  

    Drop out rates are alarmingly high in the Los Angeles Unified School District, 1 in 3 will not finish high school.  Considering that they are spending somewhere close to $28K per student one would have to say they are doing a bang up job with the taxpayer funds that they are allocated.  

    One would think with numbers this abysmal they would try some out of the box thinking in order to get improvement.  Say maybe open more charter schools, maybe do a voucher program to help these students who want a good education to get into a better school system, or even allow students to go to better public schools.  Alas, no that is not what they decided to do.  In their infinite wisdom they have decided that the best course of action is to lower the standards it takes to graduate.  That’s right, just pass them along anyway.  You will now be considered passed with a grade of D. Apparently learning something isn’t the goal.  Just getting you passed along is good enough.  

    As it stands now only 15% of the students from this school system can pass the entrance exams to enter into the Cal State University System, which really isn’t so bad when you consider that 50% of them don’t bother finishing the prep classes.  So lowering the standards is going to help with that endeavor?  I guess they will worry about those dismal numbers at a later date.  

    Good call.  Homeschool anyone?  

    Via Drudge.  

    • Ike 3:01 PM on 04/19/2012 Permalink | Reply

      “We” – as represented by the folks in charge of schools at all levels across the U.S. – have been doing precisely that for about 40 years now. Example from my own life. I started college in 1964, aiming for a degree in chemical engineering and first semester took College Algebra and got a .75 in it. Went back to college in 1984, aiming for a degree in political science and law school, and re-took College Algebra and got a 4.0 in it. Didn’t study any formal maths at all in the intervening 20 years. And – here’s the punch line – that ’84 course ended with the mathematical topics the ’64 course started with. Wonder how the doctoral candidates in math are doing??

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