Chula Vista Veterans Home had HIV Scare

The Chula Vista Veterans Home Director was expelled this month due to a sudden increase in negative findings from state health inspectors. The most serious discovery was the failure to maintain sterilization equipment at the clinic where residents were receiving dental care. State health inspectors discovered that the equipment had not been working properly for months, which resulted in an HIV scare that affected 54 residents. The home was fined $6,500 after agreeing to accept the fines without making an appeal. It has still not been confirmed whether or not any residents contracted HIV while at the facility. It is unclear how conditions at the Chula Vista Veterans Home measure up to other Veterans Homes throughout the state. There is no Medicare quality ratings data available for six out of eight Veterans Homes in California.

If you have any questions or concerns about a care provider, please give us a call at (619) 660-8814. We can share what we know about their facility records, as well as, what families are saying about the care homes they have chosen.

Source: Joel Hoffmann and Paul Sisson of U-T San Diego

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