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Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

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  • Memory Care

Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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745 Chiques Hill Road,
Columbia PA 17512

76.7% estimated occupancy 1

Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a large facility in Columbia, Pennsylvania. This nursing home received an overall score of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Columbia. The city has just one other nursing home. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this nursing home received a decent grade in our long-term care category. We provide additional information on this category below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Unfortunately, this ended up being one of its better grades. Our nursing score is largely associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This number is quite a bit below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The third category we assessed was long-term care. This facility's was given a bottom of the barrel long-term care score where it received a lowly F. Facilities that don't fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to only 88.039215 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we assessed is short-term care. This nursing home was given an abysmal grade of F in that category. In forming our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Given its grade in this category, we weren't stunned to learn that this nursing home was well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the data we assessed. Honestly, this was about what we expected here. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 6.92% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 5.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 0.99% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 27.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.21% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 92.77% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.81% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 20.47% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 20.47% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10.17% of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 71.73% of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lancaster General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.42 miles away555 North Duke Street Lancaster Pennsylvania 17604Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 299-5511
  • Upmc LititzAcute Care Hospitals 12.15 miles away1500 Highlands Drive Lititz Pennsylvania 17543Proprietary(717) 625-5670
  • York HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.28 miles away1001 South George Street York Pennsylvania 17403Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 851-2345
  • Wellspan Ephrata Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.71 miles away169 Martin Avenue Ephrata Pennsylvania 17522Voluntary non-profit - Other(717) 733-0311

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  • Davita - Elizabethtown Dialysis10.01 miles away844 North Hanover Street Elizabethtown Pennsylvania 17022Dialysis Stations: 12 (717) 361-0151
  • Davita - Lancaster11.96 miles away1412 East King Street Lancaster Pennsylvania 17602CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (717) 392-1552
  • u.s. Renal Care - Central York, LLC12.16 miles away1920 Queenswood Road, Suite 100 York Pennsylvania 17403CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (717) 843-7380
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.12.58 miles away308 St. Charles Way York Pennsylvania 17403CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 47 (717) 430-5454
  • u.s. Renal Care - York15.22 miles away1975 Kenneth Road York Pennsylvania 17408CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (717) 764-8322
  • Physicians Dialysis of Lancaster, LLC15.42 miles away345 W. Main St., Suite 202 Leola Pennsylvania 17540Dialysis Stations: 13 (717) 556-0080