November 16, 2017

Chilling Video: Nurses LAUGH At WWII Vet As He Dies

Rebel Staff

A disturbing hidden camera video was just released showing nurses laughing at a World War II veteran as he takes his last breaths. 

An 11Alive investigation uncovered hidden camera video catching nursing home staff laughing while an elderly patient dies in front of them. The incident happened at the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation in 2014, but the video was recently released as part of a lawsuit filed by the family.

... The deceased patient is 89-year-old James Dempsey, a decorated World War II veteran from Woodstock, Georgia.

... The video shows the veteran calling for help six times before he goes unconscious while gasping for air. State records show nursing home staff found Dempsey unresponsive at 5:28 am. It took almost an hour for the staff to call 911 at 6:25a.m.

When a different nurse does respond, she fails to check any of his vital signs. Nuckles says she would have reprimanded the nurse for the way she responded to Dempsey. She called the video “sick.”

When nurses had difficulty getting Dempsey’s oxygen machine operational during, you can hear Nuckles and others laughing. 

Too often, veterans who risked everything for our freedom do not get the proper medical care that they deserve. While this incident occurred at a private nursing home facility, it reminds us of the painful reality concerning Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, which have become notorious for providing inadequate care -- and that's if the patients even make it into the hospital in the first place. Due to incompetence in VA administration, more than 300,000 veterans died in recent years before their applications for care were even processed.  

The VA is also rife with corruption. An audit obtained by USA Today found that employees at more than 100 VA medical centers falsified appointment data to hide evidence of delayed medical care. 

But that's just the tip of the iceberg. More from USA Today

USA TODAY reviewed hundreds of confidential VA records, including about 230 secret settlement deals never before seen by the public. The records from 2014 and 2015 offer a narrow window into a secretive, long-standing government practice that allows the VA to cut short employees’ challenges to discipline.

In at least 126 cases, the VA initially found the workers’ mistakes or misdeeds were so serious that they should be fired. In nearly three-quarters of those settlements, the VA agreed to purge negative records from personnel files or give neutral or positive references to prospective employers.

In 70 of the settlements, the VA banned employees from working in its hospitals for years — or life — even as the agency promised in most cases to conceal the specific reasons why.

On the campaign trail, President Trump vowed to reform the VA -- but the D.C. swamp isn't making it easy. During the first days of his presidency Trump 

fired a VA official for corruption. But within months, that same official was returned to work by the VA after he filed an appeal. 

Though many politicians are quick to say that the VA is flawed, very few of them take the time to actually do anything to fix it. Perhaps the tragic incident in Georgia will bring attention to the poor treatment too often endured by our veterans. 
When it comes to reforming government bureaucracies, the VA should be at the top of the list. Our veterans made sacrifices for us, now it's time to make sacrifices for them. 
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commented 2017-11-19 09:50:15 -0500
As part of what appears to be the targeted generation of Baby-Boomers – a large demographic of old folks – I fear for when I am unable to care for myself and the state takes me and kills me because I’m an old, useless eater and a drain on the state’s resources – Agenda 21/30, anyone?
I feel like I’m in good company with all those babies murdered in the womb…
commented 2017-11-18 23:46:08 -0500
I should add that our Palliative Care program is privately funded through donations and fund raising exercises. It works.
Wake up Canada!
commented 2017-11-18 23:44:57 -0500
Stephen Eisenberg:
This has to stop.
Where I live in Ontario, there is a wonderful, though small, Palliative Care program where people are taken care of until their natural death. If this city had any smarts, they’d be promoting the subject and their successful operation and care throughout Canada for other cities to take heed and do the same.

Palliative Care is barely provided in Quebec, but they sure are promoting assisted suicide and euthanasia. The subject of Palliative Care needs to be discussed and the aging population needs to learn what it is, the benefits and the extreme need for such care and facilities. This needs to be looked at with great urgency.

So sorry for your loss Stephen, and for the many souls who have had their lives end this way.
commented 2017-11-18 20:24:12 -0500
Ánd Mohammad Trudeau couldn’t wait to give 10.5 million Canadian taxpayers dollars to an Islamic terrorist maggot
commented 2017-11-17 22:21:40 -0500
Jan G

It was in Quebec.

The institutions know all about the behaviour, but its easier not to fire bad staff or make unions upset.

Administrators have their priorities, and looking good to the communities by taking care of family members is what they do best. Useless backslappers.

One friend couldn’t understand what was happening to her mother. Eventually her mother was brought to emergency where the head doctor stated to her that her mother had the worse case of malnutrition and dehydration he had ever seen. Her mother was under full time nursing care and a doctor saw her weekly.

The government told my friend that where her mother was located was considered one of the best care institutes. Yea, the government choses to remain blind than fix the problem.
commented 2017-11-17 18:36:38 -0500
Horrible way for this man to leave this sickening world that he risked his life for in the war. These kinds of stories remind me of the mental institutions from before the 1970’s I think, when they were shut down, where patients were always being abused in one way or another. Nursing homes could be better if everyone complained about abusive and neglectful staff until they are fired and if the owners of these shit holes are held accountable in a court of law for things like this with severe consequences.
commented 2017-11-17 17:40:09 -0500
Stephen Eisenberg:
What a profoundly disturbing and heartbreaking story and experience your Grandmother had to endure.
What province was this hospital in?
I cannot believe that so many television programs, even CBC, that have covered elderly abuse and all the stories like yours has still not brought about some, some solutions and corrections.
My personal thoughts as to why this is still allowed is to encourage the elderly and families to consider assisted suicide and euthanasia.
There is tremendous pressure to have hospitals, doctors and nurses, and families endorsing and pushing premature deaths. It is a reality.
If the government or authorities stepped in, they would be going against what they support – the culture of death.
I am single and will have no one to speak for or monitor what I will experience if I live to that age or at the end of my life. I am expecting this type of ending and the numbers will only increase with time. It will be an expected thing that naturally the patient is euthanized.
The following article is about secret DNR (do not resuscitate) orders being placed on patients’ files. If it’s happening in Michigan, it’s happening here.

I am sorry for your Grandmother and what she had to experience, and for your loss. Thank you for sharing this heartbreaking experience. May Perpetual Light shine upon your Grandmother.
commented 2017-11-17 16:26:48 -0500
I hope these scum live long enough to be treated the same way by others like them in the future.
commented 2017-11-17 15:57:02 -0500
Myself and several people I met had similar experiences with nursing homes. My grandmother was essentially being abused by the staff. The best the police came up with was “person or persons unknown”.

Marks from being slapped, kicked, hit. Meals left out of reach on foot rests or on short magazine tables instead of at the dining table. Medication forgotten. Nurses reading magazines when I would go to their station when no one was answering the call button. At 100 they decided that she had to be on a toilet schedule. Either she went at specific times or she had to wait for the next scheduled time and hope someone would show up.

No hot water in that wing? No problem. Cold November showers. The head doctor told me that, “Cold showers won’t hurt them.”

When she was 102 they restrained her. Claimed she was violent and had to be drugged. She was 4’8" and on her heaviest maybe weighed 95 lbs. She was one of those very proper women who would never lift a hand to another. Then they wouldn’t allow family to visit (because we used the government’s complaint office).

Other families had similar problems. One semi-paralised woman was said to be punching herself in the eye. She could barely lift one arm, and the other just sat there. The woman’s niece was eventually banned for complaining.

Another person was not allowed to visit after she caught the nurse giving her mother someone else’s meds. A patient overheard that and was worried, so the nursing home called the police. Good thing the woman had a good lawyer.

The nursing home was private, but essentially taken over by the government. Once in there no way to get a family member out.

If patients became friendly, the administration and staff kept them apart. Ergo, a ninety year old man was locked in his room all day. He had no living family, but he had found a girlfriend to talk with. Both were wheelchair bound so not much else could happen other than hold hands. It took him three tries, but he finally hid enough pills to do himself in.

If you wanted to hire a private sitter, the place decided that it would only allow you to hire someone from its pre-approved list. In other words, family or friends of the nurses or other attendants. Other sitters had the horrible habit of reporting problems to the families.

Attendant’s training consisted of two hours or so. One woman was being washed on a wash cart by a new attendant who just started that day. The arms of the cart were down. The woman turned over and fell on the floor. A major hospital is about 500 meters from the home. It took six hours to transport the woman. She died that night. Another woman had a stroke; it took three days before they decided to move her to the hospital.

If families would make complaints, the public curator was called in to remove the family from having any say.

If the administrators knew the family had money, the patient (or resident as they preferred) would receive excellent care. The expectation was a substantial gift given to the institution when the resident passed.

Going to the government was a joke. Yes, things did happen, but that was six months ago. That is how long the investigation took. But with every complaint, it was always determined that it was the fault of the family by complaining and therefore “interfering” and creating a bad relationship with the hospital. Maybe stop hitting and abusing our family members might go a long way toward getting along.

Interfering? I walk into my grandmother’s room; she is holding her very bruised arm crying. I ask what happened and she points saying, “Those bastards hit me.” (a) That was the first and only time I ever heard my grandmother swear, (b) I called the police, © the hospital was more concerned that the police were called than about what happened.

Oh yes, I usually visited my grandmother seven or eight times a week, so I did see things. For filing complaints, the government classified me (and others) as “troublemakers”.
commented 2017-11-17 14:56:19 -0500
Absolutely disgraceful. Hope the family wins the suit! That said, still not adequate for the loss of a loved one!
commented 2017-11-17 10:35:27 -0500
The left has a death wish. Kill all the babies and kill the old. And embrace the islamists who want to kill us all.
commented 2017-11-17 09:24:17 -0500
Don’t worry the new citizens to Canada will do a lot better job
commented 2017-11-17 08:52:52 -0500
I can’t even describe how angry this makes me.
Canadian Mongrel, thumbs up to that.
commented 2017-11-17 02:45:40 -0500
Looks to be a case of racism to me
commented 2017-11-16 21:38:46 -0500
There are no words for their despicable actions. I guess that when you don’t have a conscience, and therefore lack empathy and compassion, then I guess it’s easy to ignore the suffering of those whom you hate, or envy, for some perceived advantage that you imagine they had over you. This is what evil looks like, and I think that behaviour like this is much more common in these institutions than people realize.
commented 2017-11-16 21:32:24 -0500
What else would one expect from the members of BLM; A complete disregard for human life.
Even after 150 years of living among the most advance & civilized people and provided with every opportunity they haven’t learned anything about morals or values of a decent human being.
commented 2017-11-16 21:26:54 -0500
Maybe, only black lives matter
commented 2017-11-16 20:19:19 -0500
A disgusting display of jaded inhumanity – but typical of the low quality of staff at these old age homes.
commented 2017-11-16 19:50:33 -0500
He was a damn white male!
commented 2017-11-16 19:31:21 -0500
Those “nurses” should be jailed period, firing is not sufficient nor is any other minor reprimand.
commented 2017-11-16 19:26:22 -0500
Sam Hill,

Actually, those “nurses” should be made to watch the video of Nazi “scientists” withdrawing oxygen from a Jew victim. Then made to under go the same experiment, since they laughed at a Vet suffocating, knowing what they will suffer. Definitely stop the experiment before brain damage, though those “nurses” already are, but there might be a lesson learned.
commented 2017-11-16 19:14:07 -0500
Only BLM.
commented 2017-11-16 18:15:49 -0500
Very disturbing and upsetting our elderly are entrusted to care facilities who employ staff that don’t see their patients as human; I doubt it is an isolated incident. I’m saddened by this.
commented 2017-11-16 17:34:46 -0500
These nurses are in the wrong place. They should all transfer over to the euthanasia ward.