This is a disgusting story by all means.  The state employees spent plenty of time taking notes and going through the procedures to close the facility down, and then leave.  imageThey spent a total of 4 visits there in a week.  The facility had already been abandoned by the owners and trained staff so all that was left was the cook and the janitor who were not getting paid and stayed.  I would have thought that questions may have been asked about “is there a nurse on board”..or something along that line.

I guess the state officials thought the cook and janitor were in charge?  18 hours after the facility was closed 19 patients were still there.  The janitor could not find the patient medications.  Two patients went missing.  One patient was found and the other is still missing.  BD

On Oct. 24, about five hours before the facility was supposed to be empty, two analysts reported that 21 residents remained at the facility.

"There is no supply of adult diapers and a minimal supply of (absorbent) blue pads," wrote Cindie Perryman-French, an analyst. "On this date at least two residents were in soiled diapers and clothing for several hours until another resident volunteered to donate his to his peers. Staff immediately cleaned and changed the residents.

Three state analysts spent nearly 21 hours at the assisted-living center the week their agency forced it to shut down, documenting the horrid conditions inside - no diapers, a food shortage, missed medications and missing residents, according to public records obtained by The Chronicle.

Yet, other than taking notes on what was happening at Valley Springs Manor, the analysts appeared to do little more than walk away after four separate hours-long visits to the Castro Valley care home that had been abandoned by its owners and trained staff, according to the records of the state Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division.

The analysts did not note that the two men aiding the 19 residents were the janitor and the cook - neither of whom were hired to provide care or had been trained in how to provide care. State law requires that caregivers have 10 hours of training before tending to residents of assisted-living facilities.

The Department of Social Services records showed that after Oct. 18, the day a manager told workers that they no longer would be paid, four "licensing program analysts" visited the site on consecutive days from Oct. 22 to 25.


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