Nursing Home Fined For Negligent Care Of Resident On Ventilator

Negligent Care Of Resident On VentilatorThe California Department of Pubic Health has imposed the maximum fine permitted under the law against Casa Bonita Convalescent Hospital in connection with the death of a ventilator dependent resident.

State regulators issued three citations against the facility for the 2007 death of the 90-year-old resident.

An investigation in the incident by state authorities determined poor care led to the woman’s death when staff at the facility intentionally disconnected the woman from a ventilator and shut-off a remote alarm to notify staff of problems with the machine.

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