COTTONWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER
625 COTTONWOOD STREET, WOODLAND, CA 95695
Citation Number: 030002916
Citation Date: 1/5/2007
Violation Date: 3/20/2005
Class: AA
Penalty: $ 90000.00

On 3/20/05, an 89-year-old resident was hospitalized due to severe dehydration and died two days later of septic shock secondary to urinary tract infection. During the 10 days prior to her hospitalization, the resident ate few of her meals and had a decreased level of consciousness. Despite these warning signs, the facility did not monitor her fluid intake, did not offer increased fluids and did not notify her physician of symptoms of dehydration. The facility was cited because its poor care of the resident led to her death.