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CPR in Independent Living and Assisted Living Communities

March 22, 2013

Sudden National Interest in Senior Living CPR

In early March 2013, independent living operators, and the senior living industry in general, abruptly rocketed to the forefront of the national media’s attention, with allegations that a dying resident was denied cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), an intervention that was readily available and presumably would have saved her life, but that was not administered because of a company policy reportedly forbidding employees to render assistance beyond calling 911 emergency services.

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