Nursing Home Fined $21,000 After Patient Death
State regulators have fined El Dorado Care Center, a Placerville nursing home, $21,000 in connection to a resident's death nearly two years ago. An investigation found that the facility failed to monitor the patient's fluid intake, which led to severe dehydration, kidney failure and death. The report also faulted the facility for staffing deficiencies and other problems.
- "Placerville Nursing Home Fined After Patient Death" (Hubert, Sacramento Bee, 9/19).