Sacramento Nursing Home Cited


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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, July 19, 2007

Applewood Care Center, in the Land Park area, now faces a fine of $100,000 and could lose its license. Kathleen Billingsley with the state Department of Public Health says it’s the second time Applewood has received a double-A citation for a death caused by inadequate care. 

"It is a rare occurrence that a facility would have two AA citations within a 24 month period of time and in this particular case, this is one of the more serious events that we encounter."

In a prepared statement – Applewood officials say they intend to challenge the allegations and are pursing appropriate legal recourse.