San Pablo Nursing Home Sued Over Patient Conditions

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On Monday, five individuals filed a lawsuit against Creekside Health Care Center in San Pablo and its parent corporation, Mariner Health Care, alleging that residents at the nursing home are subject to poor care because of inadequate staffing levels. Attorney Kathryn Stebner said, "The reason for the lawsuit is to try to bring about change at this facility in a systematic way." Creekside did not return calls for comment.

Barbara Hanson
See link to senior housing news.com dated 2011/08/24/ (profits for skilled nursing facilities will flat line from Medicare cuts)for the reason why nursing homes remain understaffed and quality of care issues persist. More regulations, more fines and closures will not cure a government under-funding problem. They will only make it worse.

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