Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center Of The Valley
13000 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Citation Number: 920000859
Citation Date: 9/23/2014
Violation Date: 1/26/2013
Class: AA
Penalty: $75,000

A resident admitted on 1/23/13, with chronic airway obstruction and difficulty swallowing, was nonetheless given medications mixed into her applesauce and choked on them on 1/26/13. She quickly declined and had to be hospitalized. The airway obstruction led to an acute shortage of oxygen and aspiration pneumonia. The resident died two days later, due to acute respiratory failure. The facility was cited for giving the resident medications in a manner that likely lead to choking.