Corbett To Offer Bill Related To Castro Valley Assisted-Living Care Case

State Sen. Ellen Corbett

LEGISLATURE | State Sen. Ellen Corbett says the chain of events leading to 14 elderly patients in Castro Valley being left unattended and alone at an assisted-care facility for two days is unacceptable. When the State Legislature reconvenes in the New Year, Corbett plans to introduce legislation to prevent another bizarre episode like the incident last month in Castro Valley, which may have involved an alleged unscrupulous assisted-living home operator.

“This situation in Castro Valley is a clear reminder that there is an urgent need for increased protections to prevent this tragedy from ever happening again,” said Corbett. “Residents at assisted living facilities are certainly vulnerable and both they and their families deserve the peace of mind of knowing that there are safeguards in place to protect residents if and when another facility closure occurs.”

A multiagency investigation is still combing through the details surrounding the incident at Valley Springs Manor. Last month, reports detailed over a dozen assisted-living patients were left without care for two days following allegations the staff had not been paid. The home was shut down by the State Department of Social Services. However, an untrained skeleton crew of a cook and a janitor stayed behind to help care for the patients. Nobody was harmed by the unsupervised days, but its potential alarmed many.

In a statement, Tuesday evening, Corbett said her bill may include ways for strengthening the state’s facility inspection and complaint process. It could also address how to better protect elderly patients once a facility is closed by a state agency. In the meantime, Corbett says she will meet with stakeholders in the assisted-living field, patients and state representatives to “determine the best legislative course of action to meet the specific and general needs to protect assisted living home residents.”



Categories: assisted-living, Castro Valley, Department of Social Services, Ellen Corbett, health care, legislation, legislature, State Senate, Valley Springs Manor

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  1. Most seniors, like my wife and I, care about Social Security and Medicare. We don't trust what's her name on those issues, so we will be voting for INCUMBENT CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL. He has a perfect voting record on supporting senior policies according to the senior groups we belong to. We respect the congressman a great deal and will definitely be supporting him again.

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  2. If you check the Citizen's articles you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
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    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
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    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop,
    flip-flop. You are both losers!

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  3. The Hayward antiunion sexist troll just keeps trying to change the subject because his candidate is corrupt and has done nothing on the Dublin Council or in Congress.

    Ellen Corbett in 2014. She is a much better politician an has done more for Seniors, children,women, the environment, consumers, working families, teachers, nurses, and on and on..

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  4. Well worth a repost.

    Most seniors, like my wife and I, care about Social Security and Medicare. We don't trust what's her name on those issues, so we will be voting for INCUMBENT CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL. He has a perfect voting record on supporting senior policies according to the senior groups we belong to. We respect the congressman a great deal and will definitely be supporting him again.

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  5. Eric is not running against Stark this time with his irascible temperament and personality. Ellen Corbett is a much more formidable foe and an extremely likable and capable politician. She is very likely to win as she has helped many people in this area over the years. I know our family will be supporting her.

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  6. My wife and I voted for Eric last year but this next year will vote for Ellen Corbett. Eric has done absolutely nothing meaningful in Congress since he's been there. Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

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  7. If you check the Citizen articles you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

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  8. Most seniors, like my wife and I, care about Social Security and Medicare. We don't trust him on those issues, so we will be voting for Ellen Corbett. She has a perfect voting record on supporting senior policies according to the senior groups we belong to. most of us seniors love Ellen.

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