ENGLISH OAKS CONVALESCENT & REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
2633 WEST RUMBLE RD, MODESTO, CA 95350
Citation Number: 030004672
Citation Date: 2/8/2008
Violation Date: 2/17/2007
Class: AA
Penalty: $ 100000.0

On 2/17/07, a 91 year old resident died when he choked on a peach during breakfast. Due to his medical condition, he was on a mechanical soft diet that did not include peaches. Instead of administering the Heimlich Maneuver, the resident was passed on from one licensed staff member to another, none of whom responded by clearing his airway. The resident's physician stated the facility had not notified him the resident was choking before his death and should have provided basic emergency care. The facility was cited because it failed to identify the resident's needs while he was choking and failed to provide emergency care in accordance with its policies.