Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
July 14, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The state of California recently revoked the licenses of a Filipino mother and daughter who allegedly committed multiple violations while operating various residential care facilities in the Bay Area.
The state handed down a lifetime ban to Herminigilda Manuel and her daughter Mary Julleah from owning and managing any Residential Care Facility in California.
The Manuel’s formerly operated Sundial Palms Assisted Living in Modesto, Eden Manor Facility in Oakland, and Valley Springs Manor in Castro Valley.
According to the State Department of Social Services, the Manuel’s violations included under-staffing, not providing sufficient meals for residents, and failing to supervise seniors.
In their facilities in Oakland and Castro Valley, about 15 residents were reportedly abandoned after it was shutdown by the state in October.
While they are both banned for operating residential care homes for life, Mary Julleah can apply for reinstatement or a reduced penalty after one year.