De Groot nursing home closing
September 25, 2014
California health officials have determined that the de Groot nursing home for children in San Luis Obispo no longer qualifies to receive Medi-Cal program payments. Its provider agreement ends Oct. 8.
After 23 years in business, the state said it was going to require structural changes such as solid walls and separate bathing facilities in a 94 page report generated after a state check of the home this summer. The facility is primarily open space where caregivers can easily monitor multiple children.
Though Sjany de Groot, 86, will be forfeiting the home’s license, she will continue to care for three of the five children currently at the home. Along with her daughter Wendy, de Groot has guardianship over those three children.
De Groot will utilize money from her savings, Social Security and a pension from her native country of Holland to care for the remaining children.