I_Am_Weasel: Nelson said an investigation could potentially result in elder abuse charges.You spelled "should" wrong.
brimed03: I_Am_Weasel: Nelson said an investigation could potentially result in elder abuse charges.You spelled "should" wrong."must"
DarkSoulNoHope: brimed03: I_Am_Weasel: Nelson said an investigation could potentially result in elder abuse charges.You spelled "should" wrong."must""will result"
gopher321: Good god, they weren't forgotten, subby, they were abandoned.
picturescrazy: gopher321: Good god, they weren't forgotten, subby, they were abandoned.Yep. Farking abandoned. The small staff trying to take care of them were doing it without pay. Management basically left them to die.
Cold_Sassy: Good thing California has all those laws designed to safeguard your health/safety.I pray to God when it's time, I that I just drop dead.
thatboyoverthere: picturescrazy: gopher321: Good god, they weren't forgotten, subby, they were abandoned.Yep. Farking abandoned. The small staff trying to take care of them were doing it without pay. Management basically left them to die.Those three are goddamn heroes.
TheGreatGazoo: And of course the three caretakers who were still there will be charged because they didn't call 911 or something.Meanwhile the operator will get a stiff $5000 fine.
PunkRockLawyer: Better article.Wow, this is farked up.
Resident Muslim: 24 comments and no "Thanks, Obama??"Wazzup Fark?!
hoo_hoo_fred: The three that stayed behind.[www.comedy.co.uk image 300x400]
alex10294: What likely happened is the place was shut down and thr owner was ordered to stop operating under penalty of law. No other place would take the "worst" of their patients, so it was a catch 22. The right thing would have been to call 911, have them all sent to EDs for "unable to care for self", then lock the door. That way it becomes the hospitals problem to find them a new bed.
thatboyoverthere: Those three are goddamn heroes.
DigitalCoffee: those that stayed deserve a lot of credit for what they did
PunkRockLawyer: thatboyoverthere: Those three are goddamn heroes.Yes, but only assuming that they're all mentally disabled themselves, which is what I'm assuming. (Entirely possible as the facility's owners apparently weren't very picky in who they hired.) The smart thing to do, when faced with so many vulnerable people and almost the entire staff walking out, would have been to call 911 immediately. How could they think they could continue doing everything themselves? What were they going to do if the days stretched into weeks?
EatsCrayons: some stayed expecting to be relieved of their duties by SOMEONE. When no one showed up, they probably started making calls and ran into a cycle "Not my problem, call your boss. If you can't reach your boss, still not my problem." Their calls probably just got set back to Social Services, who probably said: "Yes, we are aware that the place is shut down. Arrangements are being made to re-home the patients. If you have questions talk to your boss." RInse. Repeat.They probably figured they only had to hold out until Saturday when Social Services was due to come back. How/if they stayed beyond their regular shifts or had any other relief from other workers I don't know.Social Services stopped by on Saturday as they said they would... then left. Then the workers called 911. That's why the 911 call was the same day as the Social Services visit.
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