San Antonio Manor, a Mountain View care home for disabled adults, was ordered to shut down this week after health inspections uncovered numerous violations that weren't being corrected. The facility reportedly had mold, bed bugs and sewage leaks that were seeping into its residents' living quarters.
San Antonio Manor, located at 2404 Gabriel St., was licensed in 2001 to house up to 15 residents, according to the California Department of Social Services. The facility came under scrutiny after formal complaints were filed against it, the most recent of which came in late 2015.
After receiving the tip, local and state inspectors visited San Antonio Manor nearly a dozen times. In one December visit, officials found multiple water and sewer leaks dripping from the second-story bathrooms down into residents' bedrooms. City code enforcement and building officials reportedly discovered a number of structural deficiencies and building alterations that had been made without permits.
The facility previously had been cited several times for bed bugs, and inspectors noted that the building's management failed to take steps to eliminate the infestation. Among other violations, the reports noted dirty refrigerators, inadequate food stocks and improperly stored medicine and cleaning supplies. San Antonio Manor had been cited for many of these violations earlier, but they were never fully corrected, the report noted. In total, the facility received 56 citations.
It is not clear whether any of the residents suffered any harm or injuries as a result of the maintenance issues. All residents have been relocated to other certified facilities or to the care of their families.
"Right now the focus is that we shut the facility down," said Michael Weston, a California Department of Social Services spokesman. "If someone had a need that required medical attention, that would have been taken care of."
Managers at San Antonio Manor have the option to file a legal appeal to protest the closure.
Calls to San Antonio Manor asking seeking comment were not immediately returned.