CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) — The California Department of Social Services this week moved to revoke the license for a Castro Valley assisted living facility where patients were allegedly left with inadequate care this weekend, a department spokesman said Saturday night.
The department on Monday issued a temporary suspension order on the license of Valley Springs Manor, as well as the licenses for associated facilities in Oakland and in Modesto, that took effect Thursday, according to spokesman Michael Weston.
The facility came to the attention of law enforcement Saturday after responders to a medical call found a skeleton staff struggling to care for around 14 elderly residents, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson.
The patients were moved out to hospitals and other locations and sheriff’s officials launched an investigation that could potentially result in elder abuse charges, Nelson said.