Glenwood Gardens

(866) 605-1228

350 Calloway Dr, Bakersfield, CA

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Brookdale Senior Living
Established: 1978

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07/19/2013 An Current/Past Resident Writes: I was in Skilled nursing overnight @ Glenwood Gardens.
I was there for rehab after below knee amputation even though the the physical therapists @ the hospital found me strong enough to competantly work the walker and with my hubbies help take care of myself. The 1st. thing I noticed after entering the front lobby @ about 6 pm.,was the smell 'Great granny's cheap perfume from the 1920's' and EVERYTHING smelled & tasted like it. even the water! The food looked delicious, but it tasted like the smell! The evening nursee and her assistant that checked me in, I felt were rude and wanted to do the least amount posssible. I asked for a walker and/or wheelchair so I could at least get up and brush my teeth, she said she'd bring me one. Did not see one until noon the next day. I wanted my meds so I could try to sleep on the hardest bed I've every encountered. I was told they had to come from the pharmacy ane would be here @ 11 pm. After my continuous cries of pain they finally brought me a nerve pill @ 9 pm. I asked about my other meds, and I was told this is the only one the pharmacy brought,B.S.!!!I laid there for another 2 hr's thashing in pain @ 11pm I rang again for the nurse a new aid came in and told me they were in shift change
At least, she showed compasion enough to change the battery in the wall clock for me. @ 12 am I finally got my pain & sleep meds brought to me by the new nurse. I slept a couple of hrs. I was awake the rest of the night in pain from the amputation and R.A. but mostly from the noise of the place and the hard as a rock bed! The shift of nurses/aids from 11pm/12am seemed to be good. About 7 am the elderly woman in the bed next to me started callimg out for the nurse she said her light had been ob for awile & she needed to go to the bathroom. I started calling with her, @ times @ the top of my lungs. It was over 1/2 hr before this woman got any help. She was frightened she might wet the bed she said they get mad if you do that. The next day I noticed so many things wrong, people not doing their jobs. Right outside my room a male worker asked a female worker 'what time was break' she replied in 1/2 hr. So they both stood right outside my room and talked until break time leaving cart and equipment unattended. I encountered 5 to 6 people acutually doing their work and picking up the slack for others and I applaud them! I finally got a wheelchair by noon and immediatly was in the bathroom attending personal needs. Then I went to the front lobby and waited for my hubbie whom I begged to come get me. When he arrived he saw what I said was true. Finally, the attending physician wrote up my release. In my release I noticed he lied saying that I was unable to use the toilet, take a shower, or mdress on my own. Never once did he ask me to demonstrate my abilities. He assumed because I am a recent amputee I would be unable. I did all three the first night I was home. The moral of this story is you can't always believe what the doctor's tell you about your loved one, SEE FOR YOURSELF! Despite how beautiful the grounds are kept and how lovly the rooms are..'LOOKS ARE DECEIVING". I wish I would have had a hidden camera this was mt 'NIGHTMARE IN HELL'S HOUSE.

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03/17/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: I have frequented Glenwood Gardens before. I have been a visitor to a couple of residents. Granted, I do believe that the elderly lady should have been taken care of by one of the staff members. There are hospitals 2 miles away. If she had a DNR in her file, then, there is nothing anyone can do about the tragedy.
Moreso, if anyone is unhappy with the way Glenwood Gardens (or any other facility) is treating their mother/father, then, take your parents home with you. Take care of them. Hire a home nurse to help during the day. That way, you can at least be sure that they are properly getting cared for. If not, then, sit back and wonder how your parent is being taken care of.
When I was there, I asked one elderly woman, "Do you have any children?" She said, 'yes. I used to live with my son and my daughter-in-law. But, they said this place is the best place for me. They didn't like me to be in their home during the day by myself. I could have a nasty fall." I said, 'When I leave, you will be here by yourself. And, you can have a nasty fall here. It's the same thing.'

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Response: This is what they have posted on Assistedliving.com
Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. If a resident needs assistance moving from a bed to a wheelchair, this facility has staff who can help.
Strange how nobody would help the dying lady but just watch her die

03/09/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: 1. Overall rating? I probably have to give you one star to even get this posted, right? Darn...I was thinking 0 stars, or even in the negatives!
2. Staff helpfulness? 0 stars! Unfortunately the staff was useless because an elderly woman died without just cause.
3. Cleanliness? Since I have never been here, I will automatically assume it is the cleanest place in the world! I say this because surely someone had to be doing something productive while this lady lay dying.
4. Quality of care? Guess what? 0 stars again!!! Since 'policy' overrules humanity, the care provided was nothing. What has our world turned to? One of law allegations and carelessness, obviously.
5. Reviewer type? A CONCERNED AMERICAN CITIZEN. I am sitting here wondering what has happened to our great country...don't we have any value for life anymore? You do realize that if this would've been a puppy, someone would've saved it despite the medical hassles? Wow....that's upsetting.
I am not a person that gets angry easily, but this really pushed me over the edge. I wish no will ill toward this nursing home or its staff, but I think they need to get their priorities in line.

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03/06/2013 An OurParents User Writes: You are all a sad case for letting that lady die...smh...

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Response: I also agree

03/06/2013 An OurParents User Writes: 1. CPR is NOT medical care - it is simple humanity to assist someone in distress.
2. Colleen came across as one of the coldest, uncaring, inhumane robots alive.
3. I may decide I do not want to chance broken bones caused by CPR - but that should be MY or MYfamily's choice - not the agency i put myself or my elderly loved one with staff paid to assist. Especially at the monthly rates you charge.
you are only getting stars because i can't pass go otherwise.

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03/06/2013 An OurParents User Writes: When you look at yourself in the mirror, forget "policy", are you happy with what you see?

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03/06/2013 An OurParents User Writes: You disgust me, I hope you all lose your jobs, and you better hope that one day when one of your loved ones is in need of help, that those around them aren't as cold hearted and ignorant as you are you pitiful excuse for humans!

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03/06/2013 An OurParents User Writes: it is a independent living facility and not a nursing home! these senior citizens *not patients* do not receive medical services. the 911 caller was not a nurse.she should not have identified herself as a nurse but she was no more responsible for this situation as any of the other staff there at that time, including the supervisors. to call her a monster is ridiculous. this was an 87 yr old woman. the family is content with care provided. ppl let it go and allow the family and this worker to grieve..

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Response: @#$% yall you guys let that lady die

Response: IF it were a puppy in a ditch, the would have jumped in to save it.

03/06/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Any nursing home that allows their residents to unnecessarily die without giving any aid is not a care center- it is a death camp. Just put your mother in there and if something happens, Oh well. This place should be shut down!

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: After reading your description of life in your retirement center and the reality is stark.Optimal life there is if you fall on the floor and stop breathing,everyone will stand there and stare at you but do not expect any help for your $6,000+,Know that your loved one will be watched while they take their last 3 breaths with no CPR provided.Disgusting.Hope you get sued.Medicare should take another look at you, same with Medicaid.

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Response: i agree with that

Response: Agree 100% This is not acceptable

03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: The 'nurse' who did nothing should be ashamed of herself. And this facility would do it's residents a favor by closing it's doors. They care about 'money' NOT 'people'! Shocking!

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Response: i agree i hope she reads this i curse you lady

03/05/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: NO CPR Policy!! Really absurd, stupid, Ridiculous, inhuman. The Nurse should be in Jail. I will tell people around about this terrible news and how that old lady was let to die in purpose!!!!!

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03/05/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: burn in hell..you murdered that old lady..i hope that nurse can sleep well tonight..only in america huh?

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: to charge close to $8000.00 for a suposedly Good nursing home to find out all that money went to provide them the chance to let your parents die, When they could have done something to try to save their life. WHere is the Justification for that price. I hope the family does something and other resident will move if they want their loved ones to live out their life in a good facility with caring Staff, We saw and Heard How Uncaring this Place is,Makes me Physically Ill. I hope that something and someone does something to protect these Seniors, This Staff surley wont.

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03/05/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Do NOT place your Parent or loved one in this facility. If you have a Parent or loved one in this facility get them out NOW. A resident recently died here because an employee refused to give the resident CPR at the request of 911 because of a "Corporate Policy" against it.

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Brookdale communities are all over the place and this is a land management company that may or not even own this community.This is a very serious unethical rule to have in a nursing facility. This must be the worse and most negligent care that I have heard of.

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Being a nurse in a long term care facility, I don't know how you can just neglect someone who is dying. If you are not willing to provide life sustaining treatments, then all residents should have a DNR/DNI directive on file. Also, it should be made cler to anyone entering the facility, residents & visitors, that no medical treatment will be provided in an emergency. I will be following this story & watching all of the fallout from this tragic situation.

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03/05/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Despicable treatment of the old in allowing an 87 year old to die while standing by and not providing every assistance to sustain life.

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: If you can't handle a case where CPR is needed immediately, then you shouldn't be in the business of caring for the elderly. Gross negligence at it's worst.

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Avoid this place like the plague. Evidently no one working here will give any live saving assistance to either patients or visitors while at this facility. One would wonder if they'd even perform CPR on a fellow employee if necessary. At over $2100 a month for services, most people would expect life saving procedures to be enacted on patients (unless said patient has a DNR order)... but not here. It's a shame that you may not walk out of this place alive if you come to live or visit. Again avoid this place and any other place connected to it ie. Parent companies, sister companies. This organization needs to be shut down before their inactions kill another person. BTW, I gave this place 1 star because that's the lowest rating possible and you're required to give a rating. I'd truly give it -6 stars... because you may wind up 6 feet under quicker than need be.

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03/05/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: A response from 'across the pond': 'Amen' to all the comments herein regarding the nurse's failure to even attempt CPR on the poor dying woman. We here, observe in open-mouth astonishment at the reactions of supposedly caring, intelligent people. Political correctness gone completely insane! Seemingly, worried ONLY by the thought of possible litigation, that even we, this far away knew, was never a threat! May your shame linger long!

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Why even call 911 if you aren't willing to help!!! Murderers!!!!

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03/05/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Close this place down!

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03/05/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Horrendous facility.

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: >:(

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: You proudly defend your policy that allows a human being to die without giving her aid? Where is your conscience? I sincerely hope your smug and unfeeling arrogance costs you much much more than bad PR.

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: You proudly defend your policy that allows a human being to die without giving her aid? Where is your conscience? I sincerely hope your smug and unfeeling arrogance costs you much much more than bad PR.

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Response: wow..ever heard of hospice care?? bunch of evil nurses letting people die in peace with dignity. she was 87! she wasnt a patient! caller wasnt a nurse! the family did not want her to be a full code and neither did the resident. that's all that matters. period.

Response: oh shut up if my granny would have fallen i would have wanted to help her up . this lady was very tacky with the operator thats why folks are mad you can go @#$% yourself

03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Staff refuses CPR for dying woman http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/us/2013/03/04/nr-cpr-senior-living-center.cnn

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: You all should BURN IN HELL for what your staff did by refusing to give CPR to Lorraine Bayless and allowing her to die on the dining room floor! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU, EMPLOYEES AND CORPORATE STIFFS ALIKE!!!!!!!!

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03/05/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: I wouldn't let a my worst enemy stay here. What kind of person, a nurse who is trained in cpr, could watch a human being die because of a company policy?! If that's not bad enough, management supports it! Unbelievable! I hope an ambitious DA fries all of you for negligence.

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03/05/2013 An OurParents User Writes: The attitude of your company, as conveyed by your employee, is reflective of all that is wrong with our society today. We are called on by God to take care of our fellow man; you have fallen woefully short. Policies established to protect entities at the expense of someone who can't help themselves are unconscionable. Mrs Bayless deserved better. May she rest in peace.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: It's a shame that you let Ms. Bayless die!! I hope the doors close on you the same way it did for her. As for the nurse who refused to help, I hope she burn in hell!!

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: The death of Lorraine Bayless shows again that Corporate America (Glenwood Gardens owner, in the form of Brookdale, $28.57 on the NYSE for March 04, 2013)is more than willing to call the government to bail them out of an uncomfortable situation.
With a nurse standing beside a resident in need of CPR, the decision is made to call government first responders.
How convenient to collect thousands of dollars from the elderly and their families and then call on the government to perform CPR with a cold nurse standing there to observe the death.

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Response: if you want all the workers to "burn in hell" im assuming that you would not perform cpr on them if need be?? interesting

03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: How fast can I get my loved one out of your irresponsible and immoral center. A normal human being would ALWAYS try to help someone who is in distress while trained personnel are on the way. Doing nothing is not an option. HELP I've fallen and no one will help me upm at last at Glenwood Gardens.

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Response: please for the love of god get them out of there i agree with you what a terrible place

03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: what a sick and utterly disgusting place to live or should i say die, not helping that poor woman will send that so called nurse straight to hell. i hope she can not sleep at night thinking of what she did not do to help save this woman who by the way helped pay her salary living there. can not wait to hear the doors have closed for good at this establishment.

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Overall rating- negative 1
Staff helpfulness- zero unless you want to die
They literally have a "Killer" staff. What sick Monster woman who would not give CPR to someone in need. Sick, disgusting, pathetic. She sounded like a dummy on the 911 call. Learn to think for yourself! The whole story was just revolting. Listening to that nurse made me so angry. This is not a place that anyone should think about putting a loved one.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Jeffrey Toomer, how fitting a name. By definition, If left untreated, a tumor can result in death. Thanks Jeff.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I agree with all of your comments and believe that this place should be closed down immediately. I cannot believe that this person has the gall to call herself a nurse.I believe before long this company will be out of business if we all keep getting the word out about how horrible this place is. Please keep putting the pressure to them. Thank you

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Great, cheap place to let your old 'loved one' die!

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Beware. This place will leave your loved ones to die if they need immidiate medical attention. Poor woman just died there because a registered nurse refused cpr, because thats glenwoods policy. Funny part is by law, your not resposible when performing cpr to save a life.

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: All of the reviewers should ask themselves a few questions. 1. Do you know if the patient had a DNR, what if all of the patients in certain parts of the facility have DNRs, and we are all jumping to conclusions blaming the facility and staff?
2.Are you aware that there are senior care facilities that do even less than this? There are facilities associated with Christian Science and other religions that focus on prayer and healing and the spiritual health of the soul while denying the existence of other things.
Be more aware. Ask questions. There are many types of care and treatment in the U.S.

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Response: The reports said this person was NOT a DNR so they should have had a full code! Plain and simple!

Response: The reports said this person was NOT a DNR so they should have had a full code! Plain and simple!

Response: But they were certainly able to call the publicly-funded paramedics to help this woman. They were just unwilling to do it themselves, despite the thousands of dollars that she and/or her family paid into Glenwood's and Brookdale's coffers.
The Christian Scientist argument is ridiculous. They believe that the way to help people is through prayer, and anyone who is in their facilities knows that. This place simply refused to help someone because it could possibly cost them some money, and even gave a nurse orders to stand by and watch someone die than possibly expose them to costs. In a word, they are monsters.

Response: A DNR does not apply to bystanders, which this nurse would be considered. Also, it has to be presented to paramedics when they respond in order to be valid. Just claiming there was a DNR does not abdicate responsibilities.

03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: They literally let people die here even when they can help, and in many cases are required to by law.

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: DESPICABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't put into words how cold hearted this "nurse" is. How can you people I mean monsters live with yourselves?!

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Shame on you

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Response: I was a nurse for many, many years and I would rather LOSE MY JOB than to stand there and watch another human being die! Shame doesn't even begin to cover what these "people" should feel.

03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Murderers on staff help end any problems with ill patients in a hurry. Hope that so-called 'nurse' loses her license and gets no work except garbage details and burger flipping...

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Wow...Better hope you don't @#$% off yours kids enough to stick you in that crap-hole when you age out.
My question, I guess, would be: What are they wasting money on a nurse for? Sounds like they could just hire some cat from a freeway off-ramp, pay him (or her) minimum wage, maybe chip him off some medical insurance, & put him to work warehousing these unfortunates. It doesn't sound like you need much in the way of qualifications to work there; evidently, not even a soul is strictly necessary.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: What a pathetic facility! Where is your morals that you would rather follow a obsurd policy than save a dying human being right in front of you. I hope this company loses everything.

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: What a horrible organization to not lend aide to one a human being in need. People should move out in droves

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: They won't revive you if you need it. Only take your money!!!Murderers!!

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I have my emotions under control but my response is FAILURE TO STOP AN RENDER AID to the individual who called 911. The company should be held responsible for their failure to care for their residents. Nothing affects a company as a whole other than the bottom line. Let that be the starting point.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Shame on Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield for allowing an 87 year old woman to die in the hands of a so-called "nurse" who would not administer CPR! This is NOT A NURSE and is definately an organization sucking the money from the elderly and leaving them to die!!! The family should SUE!

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: When Jeffrey Toomer has a medical problem, Id like to be the first a$$hole on the scene to deny him any help to revive his WORTHLESS life. What a complete group of worthless scumbags. I wouldnt let my parent live in any of these $hitholes.

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Shame on you! How dare you for defending this nurses actions. My 8th grader would do better than you!

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

Response: Other than the fact that a trained nurse acting under company orders stood by and watched someone die rather than offer any aid beyond a phone call, what other facts do I need to know?

Response: The worker was tacky? How so? I've listened to the tape and the caller was very calm and matter of fact. Your comment, however, is tacky.. its sad that people can't have a conversation without cursing or sounding like a complete idiots. Turns out that the patient had a stroke. Geriatric patients typically do not survive cpr. Its ext traumatic for the patient and family to conduct a full code. Point is Family is happy. People need to go to work and stop glorifying terrible incidents such as these. I bet half the people on here are not even in the healthcare field. This makes you ignorant to the situation. You do not know what you would have done. That is fact.

03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: These people have a policy not to provide aid to a dying resident. They need to be run out of business. May they rot in hell!!!

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Unless the nurse *knows* the patient had a do not resuscitate order (which she did not), CPR should be performed WHENEVER a patient needs it. What kind of "nurse" doesn't do CPR because someone might or might not have a DNR? When in doubt, try. That should be the minimum standard for being human, much less being a caregiver.
What kind of nursing school taught her stand by and watch someone die? Hard to imagine a worse example of the profession.

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: too bad there isn't a negative rating. one star is as low as can be entered. the family of the elderly lady who passed away should definitely seek legal alternatives. they shouldn't let this be forgotten. too late to help your family memeber, but not too late to make sure it doesn't occur again. seems like the only way to make a change is when its going to cost the operator some money

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

Response: The person continuously typing "Get the facts and curb your emotions...." must work for this facility. This is a very emotional issue.

03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: If you want euthanasia this is a fine facility to send our elderly. I would not put a stray animal in this facility.

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: You let them die!!
Shameful

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: If that was my mother that idiot nurse let die, she would need CPR when I got through with her! I don't know how she can live with herself!

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: hoorible people only leave dead

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: This place should be shut down! My 15 year old knows CPR and would be willing to do to save someones life.

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: send your family members here if you want them dead

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Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: absolutely dispicable... wth is the sense of being a nurse if your not going to do everything in your power to save someone no matter how old they are...i am sick to my stomach over this to know u are the type of people taking care of our elderly... all that money you charge a month and a person cant get a few puffs of air out of one of your staff?!? disgusting murderers!!!

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Don't expect any help whatsoever should you require assistance. They are apparently just a landlord, not obligated or interested in helping their residents, only in collecting their rent money.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I can't believe this woman was denied CPR at this facility. I work in an Upstate NY Level 1 Trauma Center as a Pharmacist and know that there are differing levels of DNR and advanced directives. The very fact that this woman was in an assisted living facility and not a nursing home tells me that this woman most likely was NOT a candidate for full blown DNR directives. What kind of society do we live in that would justify not doing anything to help this woman even after the 911 woman told the nurse that liability would fall on the medics once they arrived. Clearly not all emergencies can wait till medics arrive and need to be tended to prior. This nurse ultimately could have saved this woman's life... or the most important thing... she could have tried her best. I think this nurse was to worried about herself and put her needs ahead of someone else in a dire situation. I guess this is the world we live in... are you willing to accept that??????????

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Another example of corp. greed trumping the needs of the weak and elderly. clearly there was not a DNR in place at any level because the nurse who called 911 OBVIOUSLY would have xferred that information...why call 911 if you can't help the person? wow...
I would never EVER put a relative into a place like this and I hope like hell they go bankrupt! change your policy! It's not the nurses fault directly, if she had applied cpr she'd have lost her job no doubt because the rich @#$% up high collecting 6 and 7 figure incomes are too concerned w/ their bottom line.
the USA should have a Good Samaritan law in place for all. all of you should be ashamed!

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: A place to die where the staff is happy to watch and do nothing.

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Very poor

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Refused to save a life or let anyone else! Disgusting and the Devil has a special place for this facilitiy's employees and lawyers who approved the let them die policy!

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Would not place my parents in this facility if they are going to just let them die and assist them .. Obama Care

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: This facility should be closed and the entire staff dismissed. Allowing a helpless lady to die by refusing CPR is inhuman. Standing behind 'protocols' and guidelines is cowardly. And acting as if this was somehow proper because some pre-signed agreement is the hight of stupidity. These beasts deserve whatever fate awaits them.

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: House of Horrors! Might as well plan your funeral instead! 7k/month and they just let you die. Staff should put their own parents in there!

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: They just let a woman die.
The nurse should be charged with a crime and the building closed.
Policy or not, and that is doubtful, what kind of world is it were a person will not help another person but watch them die and use a 'policy' as an excuse.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Just heard the story on CNN...I can't believe how inhuman that whole incident (the refusal to provide CPR). Someone at this facility please have a heart and change your policies!

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Families, move your loved ones out of this death facility. They are willing to let your family suffer and die until some EMTs get on siute after 15-30 minutes. The DNR was never mentioned in this call and the nurse had no knowledge of it.

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: I'd sue the crap out of this facility if my father was there and they refused him medical assistance.

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: I guess theres no rules on taking peoples money Just rules on saving ones life! Really???

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: These people are sick and STUPID and i mean retarded stupid they let a woman die by refusing to perform cpr

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: MURDERERS

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Policy to let patients die without intervention.
http://www.cnn.com/video/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_topstories+%28RSS%3A+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo#/video/us/2013/03/04/nr-cpr-senior-living-center.cnn

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: They let that poor woman die with a nurse standing over her!!!!

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: MURDERERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: DON'T let your relative stay here, if something happens, they will just let them DIE, and do nothing to help!
http://www.coloradoconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=867642#.UTTHR4dD8ak

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: very sad I am sure she must of had one aged friend there who although feeble would have struggled to do what an able/healthy staff apparently was unable/incapable of doing. maybe you should train your elderly patients to perform cpr to save themselves - very sad

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Horrible. Murders! They just let people die.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Might as well close the doors and sell this place. Reading the news article on this dump left a bad taste in my mouth. Nothing should happen to the nurse but the person who wrote this policy should be brought up on murder charges!! I had to rate the facility before OI commented and it asks about Staff Helpfulness What a joke

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Response: Nothing should happen to the nurse? Are you kidding me? She can get a job any where as a nurse - If she was any kind of human she would have said "screw the policy - i'm saving this woman's life!

Response: She didn't have DNR! You should check YOUR facts.

03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: You people should all BE FIRED and the nurse named Colleen should never be allowed to practice again....YOU ARE ALL MURDERERS and your site says you are and independant Living Facility as well as and Assisted Living facility and you also care fr Alzhiemer patients....EVERY PERSON WHO HAS A LOVED ONE IN ANY OF YOUR PLACES SHOULD PULL THEM OUT and the charges you charge people you should be doing everything for them including wiping their @#$%.......May you all BURN IN HELL for not helping this woman...The family thinks you did what you should have but my guess is the family members are only wanting her money.......SHAME ON YOU AND YOUR POLICIES....

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Your facility SUCKS !!!!!! To let a person die when they could have helped her. YOU ARE DISGUSTING !!! You better hope you are not put in this place when you need help !!!!

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: What, no CPR,, are y'all @#$% crazy????

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: When two radio personalities in Australia played an on air joke on a nurse in England trying to contact Prince William's wife, the nurse hung herself a day latter. The nurse at your facility, Colleen, should be fired regardless of your CPR policy. I'm glad I live in Canada where health care is the best, both at our hospitals and retirement/long care facilities.
Keep up the poor service and I hope your parents and you get the same treatment when you end up at Glenwood.

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Response: I guarantee Canada has better health facilities than we do here! Your very lucky! We pay a ton of taxes so the people in penguin suits can waste away our money! Then you get crappy care such as this? Its ridiculous! Noone has heart anymore. Very sad! I think medical care staff should take the same oath as policeman protect and serve! Ugghh so aggrivated!

Response: I guarantee Canada has better health facilities than we do here! Your very lucky! We pay a ton of taxes so the people in penguin suits can waste away our money! Then you get crappy care such as this? Its ridiculous! Noone has heart anymore. Very sad! I think medical care staff should take the same oath as policeman protect and serve! Ugghh so aggrivated!

03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: @#$% YOU AND YOUR @#$% DISGUSTING POLICES.

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Check them out in the news! They admit that they let old people die!

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Response: SHE DID NOT HAVE A DNR so you get your story correct you @#$% loser........

03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: 87 years old, the woman died a natural death,she may have had orders not to be resuscitate, get all the facts before you pass judgement.

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: I cannot believe the nurse on the phone. If you know CPR why didn't you provide it and have someone else call 911. I am a nurse. And they're are plenty of nursing jobs out there . I highly doubt you would have lost your job if you provided CPR. Isn't the reason you became a nurse was to care for the sick? And not to just keep your cushy little job? If you were to be fired because of providing CPR you would have definately found another one. So why didn't you help this dying woman. Would you just walk past someone on the street if they needed assistance? Seriously, how bad would the repercusssions be to you as compared to this woman losing her life because you didn't want to help her. You suck as a person and I highly doubt you skills as a nurse are any good as well. Good Luck to ya!!!!

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: The murderer nurse couldn't have sounded more bored, unhurried, and annoyed. With all of the attention this poor woman's murder has received, henceforth the facility likely won't even bother calling 911. May the nurse and the facility get everything they so richly deserve. Beyond shameful.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: They sure have their priorties out of line.They will give you CPR in the assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, but not in the retirement home.Gives the saying location,location, location and whole new meaning

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Do you inform potential residents that you do not actually perform real healthcare? You know, like not letting people die who can be saved? Novel idea isn't it? AND do you inform them you are an UNLICENSED facility? I hope they shut your @#$% down, and charge you with murder.

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: If you did that to my relative, I would own every cent you and your piece of crap unethical nurse has!!! LAWSUIT!!! I hope your business was worth it!! I hope you get sued into poverty and die in a nursing home that refuses to revive you!!!

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Absolutely sick the policy in place not to help a dying person in need. This whole bunch should be brought up on charges of murder. I can't believe that the society we live in is even capable of a act like the one that happen here. It's sickening and appalling. The nurse that let this happen, while she calmly watched this woman die... I hope she finds the same fate in her last days. Unbelievable the amount of not giving a @#$% people have today. There is NO reason this should of happen or another human being should 'just watch' another die and do nothing. What a bunch of sick @#$%. It's acts like this that make this country and all it's people look worthless and make me more and more ashamed to be an American. To make it worse... Someone paid these people to 'care' for this poor lady. They aren't worth two squirts of @#$% or the space they take up on the planet. Just amazing...

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Response: I so agree with you. The rules and laws and the medical and judicial system make me ashamed to be an American too.

03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: How many others have you purposely watched struggle to breath and finally die--but nobody knows since 9-1-1 wasn't on the line begging you to act? How many have choked to death on your food while you refused to help?
And you really tell everyone who moves in that you'll do nothing when you see them asking for life-saving assistance? Fat chance. I don't believe you. How many ways will you be paying for this heartless, illegal "policy"?

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03/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Glenwood Gardens nurse watches for seven minutes, refusing 911 instructions to start CPR, while resident dies. Manager says that's just fine. Disgusting. Probable criminal. Nurse will lose lose license and roast in hell.

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: your loved ones will die if you place them here.no one on the staff cares!!!

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: GARCIA LAWS CONTACT THEM THEY ARE THE BEST IN THIS CASES

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03/04/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: not recommend

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03/04/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Murderers!

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03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: This place sucks

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: "Nursing care" that refuses to provide emergency CPR is enough warrant to shut this place down. Prosecution and civil actions are in order here.

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Any care facility that would allow a person to die rather than perform CPR due to protocol, is guilty of murder. If this was done due to fear of legal suits, you made a very stupid mistake. Now is when the law suits should really come home to roost.

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03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Should be called "Glenwood Assisted Dying Center" not "Assisted Living"

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: If this is the Glenwood Gardens from the news story you are disgusting. I hope you are taken to the cleaners and put out of business! Whoever made the policy to not administer CPR should be charged with murder.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/03/02/nurse-at-california-senior-facility-refuses-cpr-to-dying-woman/

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Response: TAKE YOUR LOVED ONES OUT OF THERE

03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: I take that back. Your company and the dummy who disregarded the 911 dispatchers request can go to to hell. I'm sure most of your staff are upstanding

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: This place with deny CPR to your dying loved one and watch them die. Avoid this immoral death camp.

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03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Hope you @#$% rot in hell! You are a waste of space on our earth and you have no business taking care of our elderly! An RN that refuses to do CPR without a DNR! You should never call yourself a nurse EVER! I hope they shut you down and you never work in health care again! I would punch you in the throat if I could! Go kill yourself and do your fellow citizens a favor!

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: These guys are bastards! They let a poor, old woman die and they don't even attempt to try to save her life as the paramedics come. They should all go to hell for that!!!

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Response: Someone should come and send the staff to a graveyard, I'm sure they'll get a nice burial.

03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: "In the event of a health emergency at this independent living community our practice is to immediately call emergency medical personnel for assistance and to wait with the individual needing attention until such personnel arrives."
If the patient had a DNR order, they wouldnt even have to call 911. The problem is that the facility's protocol was fcked up. What's the use of having nurses in the facility when they're not even allowed to do CPR, something even nursing assistants are required to know. SHAME on this facility.
As for the nurse, it's sad that she chose to keep her job instead of saving the person's life...

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: disgusting...and unacceptable, doesn't even begin to cover it. the callousness of the "nurse", who handled the 911 call, says it all. Quick!! remove your loved ones before it's too late!! Heather from Arkansas

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I hope your nursing home goes bankrupt!!! why have nurses if they cant give medical assistance.

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Response: you must be the as-h-le nurse or her mother

03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Awesome place ! Great staff!!!

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Response: you must work for them you murder bastards!! You must be a idiot thinking this place is great

Response: You obviously work there and probably watched this lady die.

03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: What if the lady had a DNR in place and had a heart attack in bed? Is the place supposed to violate the DNR? A DNR is just that--- DO NOT RESUSCITATE. It doesn't say 'use your own judgment" or if I need resuscitating in the dining room, my DNR does not count. Agreed, the policies need to be re-examined--- but this could have happened at any nursing home that have patients with DNRs in place. ALL nursing homes need to clarify policies---- why call 911 if there is a DNR in place? Doesn't make sense to me.

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Response: You are an idiot

Response: If she had a DNR, why call 911 in the first place?
And why not mention the DNR to the 911 dispatcher?
Use common sense.

03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: http://gma.yahoo.com/elderly-woman-dies-nurse-refuses-182806486.html
Elderly Woman Dies After Glenwood Gardens Nurse Refuses to Give Her CPR. A 911 dispatcher pleaded with a nurse at a Bakersfield, Calif., senior living facility to save the life of an elderly woman by giving her CPR, but the nurse said policy did not allow her to. Right from Glenwood Garden's Webpage at SeniorHomes: "Our caring staff are trained and equipped to give aid or assistance whenever needed or requested." A registered nurse has the moral obligation to do CPR policy or not. Would you trust your Grandmother to these immoral money hungry murdering vermin who stand over you and watch you die? This is why they get paid the big bucks, to take care of your loved ones. Corporate greed. Make room for another granny, space just came available.

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03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: YOU PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Murderers

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03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: You people make me sick.

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: booo

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03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: They let your parents die. CPR must be too much liability for a nurse. What a joke.

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03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: not helping a dying patient.

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03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: not helping a dying patient.

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Just saw the article on the nightly news about Glenwood Gardens allowing that poor old lady to die; denying her care because of company policy. Absolutely shameful behavior. Heartless. I can think of no more fitting an end to the hospital administrators life than that he go into cardiac arrest on the grounds of his own care facility... that his final moment on earth be that of hearing a nurse at his side tell a dispatcher she isn't allowed to intervene because of protocol. Inexcusable behavior. Terrifying behavior.

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03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Does not provide CPR service as a matter of policy. See March 3, 2013 911 call as an example. No wonder they have a 1 star user rating.

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03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Just because a DNR may have been in place, YOU or No one else knows if she would have called 911. My father had a DNR in place and was BEGGING for oxygen at the ER. Do you know the doctor actually called me and asked if he could give my father oxygen even though he was frantically begging with his hands and pointing to his throat (because he obviously couldn't speak!) I will NEVER have a DNR now that I know a doctor can (and will) watch someone who they KNOW wants to live, BEG for oxygen and let them painfully die. I just assumed a DNR was for someone that was basically unconcious with various tubes attached, etc. It's NOT! I hope all the families of the patients at Glenwood Gardens removes their loved ones and the place goes out of business. They are INHUMANE!

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Why would anyone call 911 if there is a DNR in place? If the patient does not want to be resusitated, why call paramedics who will resusitate? Sounds like the policy needs to be adjusted. I have a DNR. NO ONE better resusitate me.

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Response: EXACTLY! IF there were a DNR she would NOT HAVE CALLED 9-1-1

Response: Close it close it close it.

03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I wouldn't take my worst enemy here! How they can justify standing around while someone is dying and not doing anything is beyond me!

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03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: This place sounds like Death Row for anyone foolish enough to live in that hell hole.

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Response: You can bet I will be checking out this facility AND ITS CORPORATION to see if they have OTHER facilities so as to keep my loved ones from going ANYWHERE NEAR THEM!! In addition, I will also be TELLING ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY about any additional facilities under this corporate umbrella and I HIGHLY suggest that any readers of these comments do the same before making decisions about the long-term care of your loved-ones.

03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: As an RN in the Midwest, I have to say I am very upset to read that CPR, the basic link between life and death, was denied this poor lady. What kind of "nursing" facility would not allow their caregivers to perform CPR in an emergency? Thank heavens this is not the practice here! I feel sorry for the staff if they are CPR certified, but not start it because of a "protocol" from the facility. A sad day for California and its elderly!! For shame on this facility! And I will be sure to tell my sister, who lives in California, to avoid this facility, and related company facilities, should she ever have the need for such during her lifetime. Incredible!

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Response: As an RN you know that if the has a DNR directives in her chart you can not perform CPR or any action to help her. If you that, the family can sue you, the facility and the doctor for assault. I believe that this is the case here. So please know all the facts before convicting the nurse and the facility, asa reasonale human being will do under the situation.

Response: IF there HAD BEEN a DNR in place, this story NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT TO THE PRESS!!!

Response: I am an RN also. Don't forget people there are different levels of DNR. People can spell out what type of life-saving measures can and can not be taken. Some people say "yes" to oxygen but "no" to CPR. I worked in a nursing home and was told several times that when a resident started to go down hill call 911, get them out of the building. Mostly, to shift responsibility to the hospital. "We don't want anyone to die here, let them die at the hospital." They were alive when they left us.

Response: I am an RN also. Don't forget people there are different levels of DNR. People can spell out what type of life-saving measures can and can not be taken. Some people say "yes" to oxygen but "no" to CPR. I worked in a nursing home and was told several times that when a resident started to go down hill call 911, get them out of the building. Mostly, to shift responsibility to the hospital. "We don't want anyone to die here, let them die at the hospital." They were alive when they left us.

Response: I am an RN also. Don't forget people there are different levels of DNR. People can spell out what type of life-saving measures can and can not be taken. Some people say "yes" to oxygen but "no" to CPR. I worked in a nursing home and was told several times that when a resident started to go down hill call 911, get them out of the building. Mostly, to shift responsibility to the hospital. "We don't want anyone to die here, let them die at the hospital." They were alive when they left us.

Response: I am an RN also. Don't forget people there are different levels of DNR. People can spell out what type of life-saving measures can and can not be taken. Some people say "yes" to oxygen but "no" to CPR. I worked in a nursing home and was told several times that when a resident started to go down hill call 911, get them out of the building. Mostly, to shift responsibility to the hospital. "We don't want anyone to die here, let them die at the hospital." They were alive when they left us.

Response: I am an RN also. Don't forget people there are different levels of DNR. People can spell out what type of life-saving measures can and can not be taken. Some people say "yes" to oxygen but "no" to CPR. I worked in a nursing home and was told several times that when a resident started to go down hill call 911, get them out of the building. Mostly, to shift responsibility to the hospital. "We don't want anyone to die here, let them die at the hospital." They were alive when they left us.

Response: I am an RN also. Don't forget people there are different levels of DNR. People can spell out what type of life-saving measures can and can not be taken. Some people say "yes" to oxygen but "no" to CPR. I worked in a nursing home and was told several times that when a resident started to go down hill call 911, get them out of the building. Mostly, to shift responsibility to the hospital. "We don't want anyone to die here, let them die at the hospital." They were alive when they left us.

Response: SHE HAD NO DNR so you should get your facts before posting things and GOD HELP US ALL if you being a nurse thinks this is alright.....

03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I just read the story where these creeps refused to save the life of one of their dying inmates (ah patients) by refusing to give CPR. Watch out Granny if you go there you may just die.
These greedy bastards should be ashamed.
Good Germans Just Following Orders!

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03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Murders work at this place. Afraid to lose your job rather than save a life? IMmoral, Immoral, Immoral!!!
STAY AWAY FROM THIS NURSING HOME!!!!

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Response: You should ask yourself why the f*%@ you should keep living. Anyone who even remotely attempts to defend these heartless c***suckers should have a chunk of meatloaf shoved down their throat, feel how it feels to beg for your life while an incompetent nurse, who doesn't know the difference from her a** from a hole in the wall, sits in front of you and watches you die because its "corporate policy." Go crawl back in the hole you came from, there's no room in modern society for "humans" like you.

03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: THE VERY first thing this website talks about is: TYPES OF PAYMENT THEY ACCEPT. Listed under "details about the facility. I'm not sure how that is considered details, but its the only thing they care about apparently since giving CPR isn't an issue. Maybe rename this place "deadwood" instead of Glenwood

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I am appalled that your "nursing" home has a policy against a life saving BASIC measure that any other human being would perform, that being CPR!!!!!! As a fellow human being, REALLY??? Policy is what kept you as a woman from helping another human being. I hope your nursing home shuts down or CHANGES it's policy that is in favor of LIFE! I see what you charge on a monthly basis for a resident...for what? Handing out sandwiches and meds? You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Gina Roberts (those rating stars...ONLY because this site won't let you leave a comment without one.

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03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Unbelievable.

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: They let a lady die because they couldn't do CPR. Talk about caring.

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: MURDERERS!!!!

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03/03/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: I WOULDN'T TAKE A DIEING RAT TO THIS FACILITY!!!!!!!!! WATCH THE NATIONAL NEWS! SOME DISGUSTING POS NURSE REFUSED TO GIVE CPR TO AN 87 YEAR OLD WOMAN...MOTHER...GRANDMOTHER...WIFE.. ETC. AND THE WOMAN DIED WHILE ON THE PHONE WITH EMS!!! THIS PLACE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN! PERIOD!!!

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I cant believe the coldness I heard in that nurses voice.She let a woman die right in front of her .I bet if it was her family she would have done it .I wouldnt want to stand in front of God

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03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: PATHETIC THAT YOU WOULD LET A REDIDENT DIE DUE TO POLICY OF NOT GIVING CPR ??????????????????
YOU SICK GREEDY WORTHLESS LOW LIFE MONEY GRUBBING SCUMBAG FACILITIES.

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: THese people SUCK. I HOPE these people go to prison for MURDER!

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: They let patients die rather than providing basic first aid.

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Response: know all the facts before judging them. most of the residents of the facility are senior citizens with very serious health conditions. also the families of these residents executed a DO NOT RESUSCITATE directives. Hence, they can not perform CPR or any action. By law, any personnel who admninister or perform CPR on the patient can be charged for assault. The Nurse only called 911 as required by SOP and by law so that they can take the patient to the hospital so that the doctor can declare or pronounce the patient dead. The doctor is the only one who can do that.

Response: Ok Smarty Pants, this woman was in assisted living and did not have major medical issues. She did NOT have a DNR, hence the reason why 9-1-1 was called in the first place! Do your homework and use your critical thinking skills!

Response: Ok Smarty Pants, this woman was in assisted living and did not have major medical issues. She did NOT have a DNR, hence the reason why 9-1-1 was called in the first place! Do your homework and use your critical thinking skills!

Response: Ok Smarty Pants, this woman was in assisted living and did not have major medical issues. She did NOT have a DNR, hence the reason why 9-1-1 was called in the first place! Do your homework and use your critical thinking skills!

Response: Ok Smarty Pants, this woman was in assisted living and did not have major medical issues. She did NOT have a DNR, hence the reason why 9-1-1 was called in the first place! Do your homework and use your critical thinking skills!

Response: Ok Smarty Pants, this woman was in assisted living and did not have major medical issues. She did NOT have a DNR, hence the reason why 9-1-1 was called in the first place! Do your homework and use your critical thinking skills!

Response: Ok Smarty Pants, this woman was in assisted living and did not have major medical issues. She did NOT have a DNR, hence the reason why 9-1-1 was called in the first place! Do your homework and use your critical thinking skills!

03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Unbelievable. We in Bakersfield will make sure no one uses your place. That was our family, we all have moms/dads grandparents. To let her die like that how could you!!!

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: They have a strict policy of not performing CPR when they are capable of doing so and is required in the moment. Hence, your loved one is left to die while they sit around doodling with their fingers waiting for real medical professionals to show up. Absolutely appalling. Please do not choose this facility if you care about human life. It's clear this organization does not care.

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03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: >>>> CARMA Recently, my friend Niki {a local waitress} administerd the Heimlich Maneuver to a larger older man choking on a potato during "pot-roast night" Her quick action SAVED HIS LIFE...she never questioned herself or her employers if she should do it or not.
This "elder-care/nursing home needs an overhaul NOW or be closed for good...how uterly pathetic!!!
from Florida (the retirement & nursing home capital I think).

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Response: I have just read their so called policy on saving an elderly persons life and it is pathetic I urge all of those out their to not use this facility to take care of your loved ones. Their lives are at risk if you leave them hear. They will not even perform cpr which nurses are trained to do I know how to do CPR and this dumbass nurse just sat their and watched this woman die. How can she live with herself knowing that she could have saved this woman and she just let her die. This is the same as murder to me. This nurse should have done the Right thing to save this womans life. I also feel like her daughter may have wanted this to happen if she feels like the care her mother recieved was good enough for her than I hope you know Karma and your golden years will probably end up like your moms. I love my Mother and I will take care of her in her times of need rather than pass her off to some stranger who can do who knows what to my mom. I would kill someone if they hurt my mom or refused to help her . I want the nureses name that decided not to save a life. You are a joke to your profession and you let people die so you can save your job. How sick is that. I am in Colorado and this is teh attention your facility is getting I will never send My family to you and your pathetic excuse for a living facility.
When these people entrust their lives to you Do you tell them that CPR if optional for your Nurses?

03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Saw this on our local news. How can anyone as a human being just let someone die? Would you want your loved one there? I bet not. No conscience whatsoever. The doors should be closed to this place. Just so you know. I am in Louisville, KY. That's what kind of attention this place is getting! Shame on you!

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03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Under Care options it is listed as Special Health Conditions such as breathing support w/oxygen, heart disease or heart failure however I bet they fail to mention that they will not perform CPR!!! Horrible place I would rather be fired than to know I let someone die. This place needs to change their policy or be shut down!

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Response: Thank Goodness for People like you . THank You for your post

03/03/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Appalled. Do not let your loved ones live here. If 911 instructed you to perform CPR you should have done it. Regardless of "policy" Absolutely disgusting.

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03/03/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: This place makes me sick.. I hope the lady who called 911 recieves the same treatment she gave the poor woman who died!! I really hope the people who are living there now find a a new place to take care of them who let them die!! This is just disgusting!! I hope you go out of business!!

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03/02/2013 An OurParents User Writes: How could you allow your staff to let people die. Did you hear that cold 911 call? You should not only be ashamed but you should be thrown in jail you horrible scumbags...

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03/02/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Unbelievably, this care facility let a resident die unaided while they waited 9 minutes for a ambulance and paramedics. The administrator and a NURSE refused to allow anyone at the facility, Staff, residents of visitors to touch the resident having a heart attack. This is the kind of care you can expect for your loved ones or yourself if you choose to live there.

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03/02/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I'm disgusted by this elder home that they let a nurse stand by and watch a human being die.Cowards !!!!Whats protocol if the home catches fire,let the elderly burn in the fire because of insurance fears.Even a lowly CNA is trained to do CPR in school,this means its the owners not the nurses.Shame on you ,your pathetic,if my parents were there I'd remove them because I know you won't lift a finger to save them........

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03/02/2013 An OurParents User Writes: Why have a loved one in a facility that does NOT provide CPR? And a nurse that refused to do CPR because it was against the facilities policy. What about the Code of Ethics for this nurse? She should be held liable even though her employer said it was NOT the facilities policy because she took an oath. Then the facility director, Jeffrey Toomer, said that they call emergency personnel for assistance. Wonder how he would feel if this way the way his mother was treated!!!!

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03/02/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: This is the worst nursing home in our great nation as they let people die before giving CPR.

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03/02/2013 An OurParents User Writes: If you need CPR the nurse will let you die.

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03/02/2013 An OurParents User Writes: If a negative rating was available, I would choose it. After hearing the story about this nursing home on CNN, I recommend that you stay away!

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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Glenwood Gardens is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 120 beds based in Bakersfield, CA. At last check, the facility had 112 residents indicating that it is 93% occupied which is about average within the state of California. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Glenwood Gardens, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 56% of nursing homes in California. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 5 stars to 3 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Glenwood Gardens with other senior care providers in California. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 10/20/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

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04/29/2011 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: very good, clean facilty with kind and caring staff

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Response: What a Joke ! Caring staff! This staff member absolutly refused to give CPR to a Patient that paid to stay here. The Nurse Killed her some doctors and nurses are just glorified murderes. Like this nurse. Who would rather save a few bucks than save a life. Pretty darn pathetic if you are in the hospice and medical services. Refused to do CPR to save her life and you call this a good place

Response: Depends what you mean by very good, clean facility with kind and caring staff. Perhaps the reviewers means they kill efficiently and will hold your hand while they do it.

Response: Get the facts and curb your emotion...

Response: you are full of @#$%, how can you give this place 5 stars?

10/23/2009 An OurParents User Writes: horrible management .... They fire good staff. turn over is large Management, is very phony. The facility is run poorly.

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Response: Glenwood Gardens was rated four year in a row the top rated out of all the senior communities in Bakersfield.The numbers alone speak for themselves.

Response: Ratings do not matter! So this facility paid off the ratings people to make them look good. The Managment sounds like each person their is a dollar sign. Managment Does not care about the health of your loved ones. They only care about how many beds they fill so they can recieve extra government money and benefits. I bet they do not pay their employees enought to support themselves or their families. I would like to know how much this woman paid this facility to kill her.

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Go to this link and hit contact us to file complaint


Description of Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield, CA

Built In 1999 , Number of Beds : 120

Glenwood Gardens, located in Bakersfield, California provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Senior Community, and Alzheimer's Care. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Glenwood Gardens has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 1 star. Glenwood Gardens has a very good hospital, Mercy Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 83 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Glenwood Gardens's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (00000) in California, where Glenwood Gardens is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Glenwood Gardens can be found here.

Glenwood Gardens is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Glenwood Gardens is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Glenwood Gardens is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, Glenwood Gardens facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

Amenities

Parking & Transportation

  • Resident Parking
  • Transportation Provided by Facility
  • Guest Parking
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Community Services

  • Beautician/Barber
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Guest Lodging
  • Housekeeping
  • Library
  • Bistro/Cafe
  • Games Room
  • Newspaper Delivery
  • Notary Service
  • Activity Director
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Guest Dining
  • Laundry Service
  • Maintenance Director
  • Billiards/Pool Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Storage
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Patio/Courtyard
  • Housing Options

  • Studio or Efficiency Apartment
  • 1-Bedroom Apartment
  • 2+ Bedroom Apartment
  • Private Bedroom with Private Bath
  • Garden Home
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full-Service Kitchen
  • Climate Control Thermostat
  • Walk-In Shower
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Private Courtyard or Patio
  • Cable Hook Up
  • Private Telephone Line
  • Dining Options

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Family Style
  • Buffet Style
  • Carry Out
  • Private Dining Room
  • Vegetarian
  • Security

  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • Gated Community
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Personal Assistance

  • Foot Care
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Medication Management
  • Special Health Conditions

  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Management of an I.V.
  • Monitor Vitals
  • Mental Illness
  • Visually Impaired
  • Deaf
  • Hearing Impaired
  • On-Site Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • For more information about Glenwood Gardens call (866) 605-1228 to speak with a local Care Advisor


    Demographic Profile for Bakersfield, CA,00000

    Annual Crime
    00000 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 4
    Property Crimes 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 0%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Environment
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality / 100
    Water Quality / 100
    Superfund Sites / 100
    Physicians per 100k
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 100% Below
    Cost of Food 100% Below
    Utilities 100% Below
    Miscellaneous 100% Below
    Education
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree
    People
    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income
    Population Change
    Race
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Bakersfield CA
    White 74.5
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 15.1
    Black or African American 12.4
    Some other race 5.6
    Asian 4.4
    Two or more races 2.2
    American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.

    Nearby Hospitals

    Mercy Hospital

    2215 Truxtun Avenue
    Bakersfield CA 93301
    Distance: 1 mile
    Tel: 661-632-5000
    Average Rating: 83%

    San Joaquin Community Hospital

    2615 Chester Avenue
    Bakersfield CA 93301
    Distance: 1 mile
    Tel: 661-395-3000
    Average Rating: 82%

    Bakersfield Heart Hospital

    3001 Sillect Avenue
    Bakersfield CA 93308
    Distance: 2 miles
    Tel: 661-316-6000
    Average Rating: 86%

    Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

    420 34 Th St Box 1888
    Bakersfield CA 93301
    Distance: 2 miles
    Tel: 661-327-1792
    Average Rating: 86%
    Nearby Drug Stores

    Albertsons Llc

    1520 Brundage Ln
    Distance: 1.2 miles
    (661) 327-4265

    Safeway Inc

    2100 White Ln
    Distance: 1.2 miles
    (661) 396-0191

    Target Corporation And Subsidiaries

    2901 Ming Ave
    Distance: 1.2 miles
    (661) 617-2001
    Nearby Churches

    St Francis Church

    900 H St
    Bakersfield, CA
    Distance: 0.2 miles

    New Life in Christ Church

    PO Box 41405
    Bakersfield, CA
    Distance: 0.2 miles

    Grace Assembly of God Church

    PO Box 41255
    Bakersfield, CA
    Distance: 0.2 miles
    Services

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Senior Community
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available Yes