Elmwood Nursing And Rehab Center

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Horrible Nursing Home Berkeley California
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This facility located at 2829 shattuck avenue in Berkeley, California is a horrible nursing home that doesn't care about patients. Carpets are old, filthy & disgusting. Patients are frequently seen urinating on the carpets and no cleaning takes place. The curtains in patient rooms have not been washed for years. The floors are dirty, the staff is for the most part fat, old & overweight.

The food is unhealthy & consists of red fruit punch, fried chicken nuggets, white rice, nasty cold slaw, vomit looking side dishes that resemble dog food. No freshly sliced fruit, no bananas, no grapes, no blueberries, no peaches or plums. No vegetables. There is a berkeley bowl directly across the streets and a whole goods 4 blocks away but the dietician is incompetent and unqualified. The dietician only cares about trying to find the cheapest worst foods for these poor frail dick senior citizens. Deserts are full of artificial flavors and colors, high frutose corn syrup, and chemicals.

The staff is filthy, the facility is filthy, they claim to be renovating, this is untrue as this facility has had the same dirty walls & filthy green carpet with a plethora of stains for over 3 years. The staff doesn't talk to patients, the physical
Therapy equipment is old, cobwebs and only for show. You cannot do worse than this facility. This place accepts Medicare & Medicaid but there is mo oversight. A local, state or federal health inspection is needed. Dietary inspection is needed.

No hot chocolate, no hot tea, no hot coffee is served.

Patients are frequently seen laying in bed
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leet60 on 10/10/2011:
The description you provide of the facility is appalling. I don't believe, however, your complaint will merit much response from those who can work to change the situation, if it is solely posted here. Here is a link regarding what you can do:
Old Timer on 10/10/2011:
This is the part where the State of California weenies out and says there is no money in the budget to follow up. So much money is wasted in California on the fat cat bloated employees pay and retirement system that little is left to provide services to the tax payers.

These foul types of places get away with this crap because they know they can. No one is going to check up on them. Maybe if a few patients die from the conditions, then the place might warrant a visit. Maybe a citation, but little else.

And now the Governor wants to give millions is college grant money to children of illegal aliens. He claims they will want to become legal citizens if we give them a four year education. Of course our own legal US citizen children can't afford to go to college anymore. But hey, what's that matter?
jktshff1 on 10/10/2011:
I've never seen a good nursing home.
Anonymous on 10/10/2011:
Sounds more like a prison then a nursing home.
Anonymous on 10/10/2011:
Please take leet60's advice. Here's another link that has some add'l info: http://www.ehow.com/how_2386043_report-nursing-home-violation.html

I worked at a nursing home when I was a teenager. I was appalled to see how carelessly we cast aside our elders. Don't not do something about this place.
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