WESTGATE GARDENS CONVALESCENT CENTER
4525 W. TULARE AVE., VISALIA, CA 93277
Citation Number: 120003543
Citation Date: 8/3/2007
Violation Date: 8/4/2006
Class: AA
Penalty: $ 100000.00

On 8/4/06, a 77 year old resident who had difficulty swallowing was hospitalized in critical condition after she choked on whole grapes served to her by facility staff. The resident died one week later on 8/11/06. The facility's neglect caused an imminent danger of death when it served her whole fruits forbidden by her diet and by its failure to follow her careplan to carefully monitor her food intake.