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article imageAssisted-living patients in California abandoned for two days

By Owen Weldon     Oct 29, 2013 in World
Sheriff's deputies went to an assisted living facility on Saturday in Northern California, and they had to remove more than a dozen senior patients.
According to NBC, the decision to remove the patients came after authorities determined that they were "abandoned" by the facility's owners and staff.
The Castro Valley facility was closed, due to 'deplorable' conditions, on Thursday by the State Social Services, but 14 elderly residents were left behind.
According to New York Daily, a spokesman for the Social Services agency said that the state oversaw the shutdown, but they could not send staffers in to keep the facility operating.
According to KTVU, authorities were not alerted until after one of the patients went missing on Saturday morning.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Department said that they were looking for the owners of the facility because they are now facing charges of elderly abuse.
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