ENDNOTE: Nursing home deaths

2017-09SEP-17

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/health/florida-nursing-home-video/index.html

Video shows naked woman in sweltering nursing home where 8 died By Steve Almasy, Tina Burnside and Miguel Marquez, CNN

Updated 8:20 AM ET, Sat September 16, 2017

(CNN)On the night before emergency workers had to evacuate people from a Florida nursing home where eight died, residents suffered in the sweltering heat as staff used fans to cool them, and one woman sat naked in a bed in a hallway, a video obtained by CNN shows.

The 34-second recording shows a couple in a room at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, with a fan sitting on a nightstand, blowing air across the room and a window cracked open slightly.

According to the family member who shot the video, those two nursing home residents received medical treatment and are recovering.

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How we treat the young, the old, and the infirm is an indication of the health of society.

It’s not a political problem; it’s a moral problem.

There must be better “community standards” that make this impossible to happen again.

If we valued our fellow humans, then we’d “figure it out”.

IMHO

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