STATEMENT BY FARRON BERNHARDT, CEO THE MANSE ON MARSH
Statement Released 7/24/2017
We at The Manse on Marsh were deeply saddened by the tragic death of Mr. Cardenas in 2014 when he went to Los Osos and was struck by a car. He was a jogger who was cleared by his physician to leave the property unassisted, and he did so frequently without prior incident. The California State Department of Social Services’ review of what happened and all the relevant paperwork exonerated us of any wrongdoing.
A few months after Mr. Cardenas passed away, the California State Department of Justice obtained voluminous records from The Manse on Marsh and we heard nothing more from the State for over two years until charges were filed on July 19, 2017.
The Manse on Marsh has honorably served hundreds of families in San Luis Obispo since its founding 17 years ago by the owner, and has never been charged with criminal wrongdoing. The Manse on Marsh is the only seniors community in San Luis Obispo county to have been rated “best” in independent polls by the county newspaper, The Tribune.