A number of fights among dementia patients at the California-based, 56-bed assisted living facility Elmcroft of La Mesa, including a violent beating that resulted in the death of 92-year-old Norma Desick on March 8, 2015, has put the memory care center’s operating license in trouble.
Elmcroft is set to have a license-revocation hearing before the California Department of Social Services in late August 2016; this is in line with issues about lack of supervision and staff training that had been hounding the facility since 2014.
Additionally, Elmcroft is facing a civil lawsuit and an investigation by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, which has already revoked the licenses of 26 assisted living facilities this year – most of them having only 10 beds each but a number of them belonging to the larger assisted living facility category with 100 beds each.
Our thoughts go out to the victim and her loved ones, as well as anyone who has had to face such devastating events. Our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC are ready to help you through these trying times.