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Information & Ratings on Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Pennsylvania has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed, mistreated or abused while living in a Lancaster County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 173-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Columbia and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The “for-profit” home is located at:
745 Chiques Hill Road
Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512
Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes pain management, brain injury care, orthopedic care, cardiac care rehab, stroke rehab, and wound care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Pennsylvania have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Over the last three years, Medicare denied payment on March 01, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home also received 28 complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Pennsylvania long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date July 24, 2018
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date July 24, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date July 24, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement their Abuse Policy for injuries of an unknown origin.” One incident involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who had “two bruises [including] one to the left wrist and one to the right forearm, with areas dark in color.”
During an interview with the resident, the resident was “unable to give a reason” for the injuries. The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who confirmed that “there was no employee signed statements for these injuries” indicate exactly when it happened.
The nursing home “failed to report an allegation of abuse to the appropriate State agencies for [one resident].” A review of facility documentation revealed that the resident had “reported that the Medication Nurse punched her while attempting to wake her. The resident statement indicated ‘I was found asleep, she hit me two times, then she started to punch me.’”
The Nursing Home Administrator confirmed during an interview that “the allegation was investigated but was not reported to the Department of Health.”
The facility “failed to timely develop interventions to prevent the development of pressure ulcers.” One incident involved a resident who requires the extensive assistance of two staff members for bed mobility.” The resident’s Quarterly an Annual MDS (Minimum Data Set) revealed that the resident “was at risk for developing pressure ulcers.”
A review of the resident’s Weekly Wound Evaluation revealed that the resident “had developed a deep tissue injury (DTI) to the right in her heel measuring 1.0 cm x 1.0 cm.”
Documentation presented by the facility failed to indicate that the resident was on a turning and repositioning routine. The resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan “failed to reveal that a Care Plan with interventions for the prevention of pressure ulcers was initiated [before] the development of the deep tissue injury to the right heel.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lancaster County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Columbia.
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