FBI raids Brius nursing home in Riverside

On October 22, 2015, the FBI raided and seized documents at Alta Vista Healthcare and Wellness Center in Riverside. The FBI won’t comment on the ongoing investigation, but the incident is the latest in a series of serious actions at Brius facilities. See the Riverside Press Enterprise story here and the Sacramento Bee story here.

In August 2015, the California Attorney General charged the former director of nursing at Brius’ Mesa Verde Post Acute Care Center in Costa Mesa on counts of inflicting injury on an elder and failing to report elder abuse.

Also in August, the Attorney General’s office filed involuntary manslaughter charges against Verdugo Valley Skilled Nursing and Wellness Centre in Montrose, Calif., as well as felony charges of dependent-adult abuse against the nursing home’s director of nursing and a supervising nurse. These charges were in connection with the death of a burn victim who was allegedly neglected while a resident at the nursing home.