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3 Va Employees Canned Due To Vet's Death

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NORMAN, Oklahoma -

Three people have been fired from the Norman Veterans Center for abuse and neglect after authorities launched an investigation into the death of a Korean War Vet.

One other employee may also lose their job after an upcoming pre-termination hearing.

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This is unconscionable......

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This was a center for abuse and neglect and this vet was further abused and definitely neglected by the very people charged with his care. Where is the common sense? VA and civilian facilities which permit these types of neglect and abuse to veterans or our elderly should be shut down and the employees involved should be prosecuted.

A similar situation occurred here in Georgia a couple of years ago at a civilian nursing home when an elderly resident was having an apparent heart attack. Employees at the nursing home were prohibited from administering emergency treatment including CPR on residents even when the resident did not have a DNR order. Emergency treatment could only be provided by outside medical providers. However, treatment for the elderly resident was delayed because the nursing home also had a policy where residents could not be taken for outside care (including emergency care) without first getting approval from the nursing home doctor or the resident's family member designated to make healthcare decisions on the resident's behalf. The nursing home could not reach the doctor or family member. After waiting over an hour since the onset of the heart attack, the nursing home finally reached the doctor who gave approval to call an ambulance. Unfortunately, the resident died before emergency personnel arrived.

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That's so sad :(

I hope I never have to go to a nursing home...I seen how they live and cared for and its crying shame!

not sure how the veterans nursing home is or how there treated & cared for? but I can only imagine its not the best of care either.

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I believe it, I currently go to the Bonham Tx VA, and I run into Vets all the time that drive a few hours from OK due to the fact that they are unsatisfied with the VAs there.

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