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Resident Illegally Pinned Down During Care at an RCFE


    Nazareth Agua Caliente Villa, a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly in Sonoma, was cited for multiple regulatory violations after several staff members routinely restrained a resident by holding his hands and legs down while he was given personal care. The staff had no legal authority for physically restraining the resident. His responsible party was never notified and the facility failed to report the abuse to the appropriate agencies. The facility was cited for violations of the resident's personal rights, mandated reporting rules, and properly caring for the resident. The citation report states the facility administrator was terminated the day after the abuse was reported.


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