DRC’s Director of Investigations weighs in on nursing home death

Bakersfield
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"An 80-year-old dementia patient fell from his bed and died at Valley Convalescent Hospital in February, something a state public health investigation determined this month came as a direct result of poor care at that facility.

The hospital has been fined $100,000 and received a “Class AA Citation,” the most severe penalty under state law, the California Department of Public Health announced Wednesday morning. If the facility incurs another Class AA Citation in a two-year period, it could risk losing its license."