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Brookdale Senior Living, which owns Glendale Gardens, initially said the employee was following company policy by waiting for first responders instead of administering medical care herself. But on Tuesday, the company released a statement saying that the employee had not understood the company's guidelines and was on voluntary leave pending an investigation.
"The incident resulted from a complete misunderstanding of our practice with regards to emergency medical care for our residents," the Tennessee-based company said.
According to fire officials, Bayless did not have a "do not resuscitate" order, but that was not confirmed by the family or Glendale Gardens.
The incident not only made national headlines but also triggered several investigations. The Kern County Aging and Adult Services was looking into possible elder abuse.
I will say again, and try to make this as understandable as possible.
She had no REASON to have a DNR on file. It was not needed. She had no necessity to file a DNR with an apartment complex, no more than you, or me, or Billy Bob down the road. This is not a medical facility, and if you tried to hand them a DNR order from your doctor, they may look at you like a two headed dragon.
Instead, by choosing to LIVE there, by signing the contract, she made herself, so to speak, an understood DNR, because she knew no medical staff would be there. That the most they would do is call 911. She was fine with this.
I think a fair portion of the beginning of the call has been edited out. I think the part that was edited contains information that would change the entire light of this story.
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
And do you really know that the woman died peacefully while not being able to breath fully?