THE SPRINGS AT THE CARLOTTA
41-505 CARLOTTA DRIVE, PALM DESERT, CA 92211
Citation Number: 250004805
Citation Date: 3/21/2008
Violation Date: 6/29/2006
Class: AA
Penalty: $ 101700.0

On 6/29/06, an 87 year old resident died from a perforated colon and severe constipation after being transferred to the emergency room. Her death resulted from the facility's failure to identify her care needs and correctly monitor her bowel elimination pattern following her admission on 6/5/06, and after she developed nausea, vomiting, an inability to eat, and abdominal pain from 6/22/06 until her death. The facility was cited because its neglect led to her death.