Month: February 2014

California provides scant information to families looking for residential elderly care

According to the California Department of Social Services website, Valley Springs Manor is open for business and fully licensed. That may come as a surprise to the families of 19 residents who were abandoned at the facility in October because state regulators closed it for providing substandard care. The fact that state records don’t reflect […]

Fines levied against residential care facilities for the elderly

The Bay Area News Group’s Senior Care Database includes the number of fines levied against each residential care facility for the elderly in California in the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years, along with a listing of each individual fine and its amount. Read More . . .

Average water usage by supplier in California

A little-known California database that measures water use in every community shows huge differences in gallons per capita used daily. Read More . . .