HOMEWOOD CARE CENTER
75 N. 13TH STREET, SAN JOSE, CA 95112
Citation Number: 070003702
Citation Date: 2/26/2007
Violation Date: 10/17/2006
Class: AA
Penalty: $ 100000.00

On 10/17/06, a 67-year-old resident with diabetes died after the facility failed to identify and respond to the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia. Tests taken that morning revealed his blood sugar was dangerously low, but the facility did not contact his physician and ignored his pleas for help and requests for an ambulance. He was left in bed and died before 1 pm. The facility failed to provide prompt medical and emergency treatment when the resident became non-responsive, leading to his eventual death.