Entrusting the care of a loved one to a nursing home or other residential care facility is rarely easy, and family members typically expect that staff will treat their loved one with respect while providing the best care possible. When residents are neglected or abused, people in California usually expect the owner of the facility to be open and honest about these acts of nursing home neglect. Sadly, when it comes to abuse, there often appears to be a culture of cover-ups.
Top officials at an out-of-state nursing home were accused of purposely hiding instances of abuse at its facility. Between the years of 2011 and 2014, the local Department of Health cited the home for a number of alleged deficiencies. Perhaps one of the most shocking included a citation for violating the residents' rights to not be abused. In total, the nursing home racked up 37 deficiencies during those years.