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California Care Home Charged with 14 COVID Deaths Allegedly Caused by Negligence

CA residents who arrived from New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus, were not properly screened before getting admitted, DA says


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LOS ANGELES, CA- A residential care home company and three of its managers based in Southern California have been charged in connection with 14 COVID-related deaths that occurred at one of its facilities in Beverly Place, Los Angeles, three years ago. The criminal complaint alleges that Silverado Senior Living Management failed to follow appropriate safety procedures when admitting a new resident from New York City to the facility in March 2020, which was a COVID-19 epicenter at the time. The resident was not properly screened upon arrival or placed in isolation after later testing positive for the virus. An outbreak at the facility led to the deaths of 14 people, 45 employees and 60 residents were also sickened.

The company and its managers face 13 felony counts of elder endangerment and five felony counts of violations causing death. Silverado Senior Living Management denies all charges and says they are baseless and contradicts the facts. The company has taken the pandemic extremely seriously since the start and recognizes COVID-19’s unprecedented threat to society, particularly for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The Irvine-based firm manages care facilities across Southern California.

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