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Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
It surprises me that this would happen in Japan, as they generally hold their elderly in high esteem. It is difficult to say though, how exactly the abandonment came about. We really need more details.
Most of the abandoned patients were in coma
June 22, 2006 – Few, especially senior citizens, will forget last year's nightmare of St. Rita’s Nursing Home, where the owners were charged with 34 counts of negligent homicide, following the destruction by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. That horror is spurring action this year to better protect older Americans living in long-term care communities. Earlier this month, for example, long-term care providers in St. Petersburg, Florida, took part in PREPARE - a new educational training program designed to protect seniors in long-term care facilities from disasters such as hurricanes, pandemics, bioterrorism and other disasters.
Originally posted by lcbjr1979
Sorry to post this here, but i do not have enough posts to make my own thread apparently. I came across this heartbreaking story from japan. I feel so bad for these kids.
Originally posted by jasmine23
I work in a nursing home,and i am sure it happens in hospitals to when a emergency arises and you have to evacuate, fires, tornados whatever,you start by the ones who can walk first then wheelchair and then the bedridden,the reason for that is you save as many as you can,and it might sound inhuman if some of the bedridden patients might not be saved,but it would be a greater loss of life to try to get them all out at the same time,I mean i hope i could save them all but sometimes it is not humanly possible