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Nov 05, 2013

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Will Kane, SFGate

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.

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