BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A central California retirement home is defending one of its nurses who refused pleas by a 911 operator to perform CPR on an elderly woman who later died, saying the nurse was following policy.
“Is there anybody that’s willing to help this lady and not let her die,” dispatcher Tracey Halvorson says on a 911 tape released by the Bakersfield Fire Department aired by several media outlets on Sunday.
By Markos Kaminis (Wall St. Greek): It's not the one point decline in the Housing Market Index that worries me, but the why and the how the index declined. I think the component measures of this index say a lot about the real state of housing inclusive of smaller non-public builders.
Bloomberg BRIEF recently published its 2012 Review and 2013 Outlook Supplement. In the report, economist Joseph Brusuelas notes that the dwindling supply of housing is bullish for the continued recovery of the U.S. housing market. He writes:
By Mark J. Perry: From the National Association of Home Builders today: Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes gained one point in June from a slightly revised level in the previous month to rest at 29 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest level the index has attained since May of 2007 (see chart below).
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference
May 17, 2012 11:40 AM ET
Bill Sheriff – CEO
Ross Roadman – SVP, IR
Kevin Fischbeck – Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Frail seniors, as well as adults with disabilities, often need help with routine medical care such as taking pills, receiving injections, getting oxygen, or managing catheters. Traditionally, this assistance has been provided only by nurses. But, especially for people living at home or even in assisted living facilities, having a nurse provide this routine care ...