Nursing Home Fall Results in Large Citation and Fine

The California Department of Public Health issued its most severe citation to a California nursing home following the death of a 97-year-old resident. According to reports, the Gramercy Court nursing home patient fell out of her bed and onto the floor while a nursing assistant had her back to the patient. The resident suffered a spinal injury and died a short time later.

State investigators said the fall could have been prevented if the bed rail, which was ordered, had been in place. As a result, a AA citation was issued against the facility, and a $90,000 fine assessed. The maximum fine allowable under California law is $100,000.

To read the entire AA citation, CLICK HERE (.pdf).

Source: Sacramento Bee

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