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December 21, 1995 | GEOFF BOUCHER and JULIE MARQUIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A janitor at a convalescent home has been charged with sexually assaulting a 78-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease and is suspected of possibly molesting another patient, police said. Cecilio Garcia, 61, faces a felony charge of oral copulation with an incapacitated person after a fellow employee reported seeing him assault a resident at the Palm Grove Care Center, according to police and court records. Garcia is being held at Orange County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1995 | LISA RICHARDSON and JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two families are suing one of the county's most respected nursing homes, contending that poor care by staff members caused a 70-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman prolonged suffering and painful deaths. * In separate suits filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court, the families of George Zegalia and Dorothy Hagan are seeking damages from the Town and Country Manor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been billed as one of Southern California's premier retirement homes--a faux Mediterranean villa where retirees dine on duck and crab before mood-lit fountains and sink shots on a nine-hole putting course. But two wrongful death lawsuits filed by family members of residents at Morningside of Fullerton charge that beneath the glitz lies a pattern of neglect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A union representative who was banned from an Orange County nursing home for speaking the Filipino language Tagalog has filed a complaint with federal labor authorities. The Hospital and Service Employees' Union Local 399 filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board this month against the Hillhaven Convalescent Hospital in Orange, charging discrimination based on national origin. The complaint was filed on behalf of Gabriel Espiritu, 46, of Glassell Park.
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March 5, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN
About 70 protesters from local Filipino groups, a labor union and other activists picketed last week in front of an Orange County nursing home that banned a union representative for speaking a foreign language at the facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2000 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The weathered, wrinkled hands held the artwork steady while smooth, smaller hands worked quickly to complete their joint craft--a Valentine's Day card. After deftly squeezing glue onto the paper, Johanna Otico, 7, provided the finishing touch by carefully placing a red lace heart on front and patting it gently into place. "I think it's lovely, I really do," said Hettie Sears, 81, as the girl by her side smiled shyly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1987 | DOUG BROWN, Times Staff Writer
Flu-like symptoms have stricken 75 people at three nursing homes in Orange County, county health officials said Wednesday. If confirmed by laboratory tests, this would be the season's first reported outbreak of flu in the county, said Dr. Thomas J. Prendergast, the county epidemiologist. Prendergast declined to identify the homes that have had the outbreak in the last week. But he said the residents who became ill are but a fraction of the hundreds who live at the facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1995
In many nursing homes, fewer than half the patients have friends and family who visit and keep tabs on conditions. That means it is up to government inspectors to be sure that laws are met and that stroke victims, Alzheimer's patients and others in distress are treated well. The state auditor general investigated nursing homes in Orange County after a private nonprofit organization that monitors conditions complained about poor treatment of elderly residents in county homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2009 | Rong-Gong Lin II
State officials have fined two nursing homes in Orange County for providing care so inadequate that it led to the deaths of two patients. In one case, a woman died from dehydration. In the other, staff failed to provide CPR to a man suffering a heart attack because they mistakenly believed he was under orders not to be resuscitated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1998
Two days of Washington hearings and a federal report on conditions in California nursing homes, with Orange County prominent, have resulted in a promise of improvement. But such pledges have been made before. Washington and Sacramento need to follow through this time. Federal inspectors who visited a Huntington Beach nursing home found that state inspectors who had looked at the same facility "missed numerous major quality-of-care problems."
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