What do you all think of full code status in LTC. I am not talking about alert short term residents in for rehab, but like a 97 year old man with end stage alzheimers who absolutly has no quality of life. the families tend to think cpr will make grampa all better. No matter how we educate families, some wont budge. They dont bother ever coming to visit either. I wish we had a video tape to show them of ribs cracking and such, then would they really want that for grandpa? It seems like the elderly who have there mind, choose to die pain free with dignity and no cpr, but the confused bedridden ones who have been in the ltc for years are full codes. And its usually the residents who have no visitors ever, even though all the family lives within 20 minutes. But thats a whole different subject!!! Thanks in advance for your opinions on this!! Have a great day!