Oakmont Senior Living Exposed
Choosing a nursing home can cause a lot of anxiety and feelings of guilt for families.
The decision to place a family member under the care of a nursing home facility is usually made when health and/or mental capabilities have declined and the family is no longer able to sufficiently care for their loved one.
All facilities must insure and protect the rights of every resident and provide a clean, healthy, attractive environment.
Residents are entitled to treatment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ability to pay, or source of payment.
Every resident has the right to request the name and function of all individuals providing them service and the identification of other health care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, and other institutions that may provide them with services
You may not be aware that……You can review the state surveys of each home that you have an interest in because Medicare and Medicaid facilities are required by law to let you see their survey reports.
Signs to look for that may indicate improper care at a nursing home include strong smells of urine and feces, vests and other devices that tie or hold people down in their beds, lack of privacy, lack of dignity, unanswered calls for help, inactivity and loneliness, and lack of help with eating.
Every resident has the right to receive medical care, nursing care, rehabilitative and restorative therapies, and personal hygiene in a safe, clean environment.
Also, residents have the right to be fully informed of his/her medical condition unless the physician indicates in the medical records that it is not in the best interest of the patient to be told.
Residents have the right to be advised by a physician or appropriate professional staff of alternative courses of care and treatments and their consequences.
It is imperative to do your homework when choosing a nursing home facility to avoid any instances of foreseeable abuse, neglect, and death that continue to be reported within nursing home facilities nationwide every day.
Every resident has the right to be treated with consideration, respect, and dignity in full recognition of his/her individuality.
This includes privacy during medical treatment and care of personal needs. People not involved in the care of the resident should not be present during examinations and treatment without consent from the resident.
Every resident should be encouraged and assisted to exercise his/her right to voice grievances and recommend changes in policies and services to facility staff and/or outside representatives of his/her choice without fear of coercion, discrimination, or reprisal
But as this next Insider Exclusive tragic story clearly demonstrates… Reports of serious, physical, sexual and verbal abuse are “too numerous” among the nation’s nursing homes…
A Congressional Report has found that:
over 30 percent — of the 5,283 nursing homes in the U.S. were cited for an abuse violation that had to cause harm between January 1999 and January 2001.
Over 2,500 of the violations were serious enough to cause actual harm or to place residents in immediate jeopardy of death or serious injury.
Common problems included untreated bedsores, inadequate medical care, malnutrition, dehydration, preventable accidents, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene.
In fact, in 1,600 cases, the abuse violations were serious enough “to cause actual harm to residents or to place the residents in immediate jeopardy of death or serious injury”
Tragically deadly fires broke out October 8th and 9th, in 2017, above the city of Santa Rosa, which forced the evacuation of two upscale residential care facilities: Varenna, a three-story villa housing 322 elderly adults in individual apartments and casitas, and Villa Capri, a lush, two-story assisted living and memory care community housing 70 elderly, mostly bed-ridden residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Known as the Tubbs Wildfire, it burned over 5,600 homes in the Santa Rosa area, and over 36,000 acres in what was the worst fire in the City’s history destroying 5% of the city’s housing stock.
Thanks to the efforts of eight courageous Oakmont employees and family members, no lives were lost at either Villa Capri or Varenna, although Villa Capri burned to the ground and Varenna was singed.
Oakmont Senior Living is owned and operated through the Oakmont Senior Management and their interlocking LLCs, the Gallahers family, whose Managing Member is Bill Gallaher.
California Dept of Social Services sought to revoke the licenses of these Oakmont Senior Living residential care facilities because “Based on evidence gathered during the investigations and the statements of witnesses, the Department has determined that Oakmont Senior Living failed to protect the health and safety of residents at Varenna and Villa Capri
The courageous former Oakmont employees who risked their lives to save the residents were later were slandered and libeled by the management who stated that the employees had abandoned the residents.
In this new Insider Exclusive, “Justice in America” Network TV Special, our news team in on location in Santa Rosa, California to meet with Michael Fiumara, Founder & Owner, Fiumara and Milligan Law, PC, and several of the former employees who saved the residents lives.
What they saw the night of the fire?
How they and their fellow employees risked your lives to save the residents?
How unprepared both Oakmont residences were? Example:
NO EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN.
NO STAFF TRAINED IN EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
NO EMPLOYEE TRAINING on these plans
Their reactions when you found out OAKMONT BLAMED YOU AND your fellow employees?
How they were intimidated, retaliated against, and fearful to join this lawsuit
What they want to say to the owners of Oakmont?
And how they want to WARN Americans NOT to bring their loved ones to Oakmont.
Michael has earned the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as one of the best Trial lawyers In California. He makes it his dedicated mission to get legitimate and truthful answers to what really happened to his clients in each case.
He sees it his mission to fight for people who had been harmed by the willful or negligent actions of others. He has built a substantial reputation by consistently winning cases other law firms have turned down. And his amazing courtroom skills and headline grabbing success rate continue to provide his clients with the results they need……And the results they deserve.
You can reach Michael Fiumara @ Fiumara and Milligan PC, https://fiumara.com/santa-rosa/ and 707-571-8600