Nursing home is honored - then cited for violations
Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 745 Old Chickies Hill Rd, Columbia, received recognition from the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce on April 30 for 40 years of service to the community. About a week later, however, the Department of Health conducted an inspection and cited the facility for “deficient practices that caused concern for the health and safety of the residents," according to an ABC27 report. Inspections over the past six months found concerns about failure to investigate and report abuse, neglect, and misappropriation of resident funds, failure to provide a sanitary environment, allowing strong odors of urine to persist, and failure to follow physicians' orders. The Department will release a full report in the near future.
The facility was previously known as Heatherbank Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.