As a general rule, the caring staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALF) provides compassionate care with the best of intentions. However, it is equally important to have administrative processes to not only provide that care, but also to recognize and respect the wishes of nursing home residents. A recent lawsuit in New Jersey reflect against Sunrise of Westfield Assisted Living Center in Westfield, New Jersey involves the allegation that an assisted living facility administered CPR and revived its resident, despite the fact that a living will and do not resuscitate order were allegedly filed with the facility. The case contains the allegation that the resident survived another eighteen months and suffered the “horrific” and “progressive” final stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and thus resulted in suffering which was not only unneeded, but directly against the wishes of the resident. Although the facility denies liability, it was cited by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for reviving the resident against her expressed wishes.