|(2) A visit was made to the facility by LPA Patricia Pacheco. A review of staff records indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. There are presently 2 adults living in the home.|
During today’s visit the home and grounds were toured and the licensee was operating within the licensed capacity. Licensee stated normal operating hours are 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The floor plan was verified. Off limits areas were inaccessible with use of doorknob covers, gate and latches (master bathroom, 2nd bedroom, hallway closets/laundry and kitchen). The home appeared clean and orderly. There was a working telephone in the home. The licensee has taken a course in Preventive Health Practices. The licensee's pediatric CPR and First Aid cards were current / expired. Items which could pose a danger to children (detergents, cleaning compounds, and medications) were stored out of the reach of children. Poisons were locked in garage. There was a working smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and fire extinguisher in the home. The licensee had a current roster of children in care and provided documentation of an emergency drill being conducted within the past six months. The licensee stated no firearms and/or other dangerous weapons are kept in the home and none were observed during today's visit. The licensee stated the backyard is used by children during outdoor activity time and it was completely fenced. LPA discussed Incidental Medical Services (IMS) with licensee. All licensing reports are public information and must be made available upon request for at least three years.
Notice of Site Visit shall be posted for 30 days from today's visit.
The following violations of the California Code of Regulations, Title 22; Division 12, were observed: see LIC 809D.