CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — On four occasions state analysts inspecting a Northern California assisted-care center abandoned by its owners found severely deteriorated conditions inside, yet took no action.
State documents obtained by The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/19lu3r3 ) show the analysts visited Valley Springs Manor on the day a manager told workers they would no longer be paid, and left residents to be cared for by an unpaid janitor and a cook with no health care training.
More than a dozen patients were virtually abandoned after the state revoked the facility's license on Oct. 24.
The analysts noted there was a food shortage, missing residents and no diapers on hand.
Yet no action was taken until the staffers called 911 for help and an Alameda County fire captain had the remaining residents evacuated to hospitals.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com
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