FBI involved in nursing home investigation

The FBI is now involved in the investigation into The Valley Springs Manor nursing home in Castro Valley.
October 30, 2013 10:29:46 PM PDT
The FBI and the state attorney general will meet Thursday to discuss launching an elder abuse investigation against a Bay Area nursing home.

The Valley Springs Manor in Castro Valley is accused of abandoning 14 patients after it was shut down by the state last week.

Wednesday, one patient was still missing after walking away from the facility. Edmund Bascom, 65, has been missing since Friday. He was last seen wearing a raider's shirt, blue pants, black boots and a fishing hat. This is reportedly not the first time he has gone missing.

The husband of another resident abandoned last week says the whole situation is inexcusable.

"I just don't understand why I wasn't notified ahead of time basically," Gary Wood said. "They should have notified us ahead of time, I would think."

Another facility in Modesto owned by Valley Springs Manor owner Hilda Manuel is also facing closure by the state. Manuel's attorney says residents were never abandoned and that staffing was adequate to meet their needs.