Senior Home Accused of Abandoning Residents as Wildfire Nears

Senior Home Accused of Abandoning Residents as Wildfire Nears

Posted by: DO/Wednesday, November 22, 2017/Categories: In The News

The suit names Oakmont Senior Living and Oakmont Management group as the defendants.

"There was absolutely no communication at all," plaintiff's attorney Kathryn Stebner told a Los Angeles Times reporter Tuesday. "These people were left stranded. They had no keys, no cell service, no walkie-talkies. The three caregivers on hand did not know about any evacuation plan ... and in fact, were waiting for an executive director, who did not show up. How could they have gotten out?"

Stebner said the ages of the roughly two dozen residents who lived there ranged from 82 to 92. The four plaintiffs — Elizabeth Budow, Alice Eurotas, Virginia Gunn, and Helen Allen — praised the "herculean efforts" of two visitors to the home, who rushed to the building after midnight Oct. 9 and helped everyone evacuate. The two female visitors were relatives of some of the residents, Stebner said.

Read More: LA Times


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