New York State has suspended the license of an adult care facility in Cayuga County and now must relocate its residents.
The state Department of Health suspended Evergreen Heights operating certificate last week after an emergency order was executed on July 30.
“The order requires the relocation of the residents to maintain their safety, which we anticipate will be completed in a timely fashion,” Jill Montag, communications director for the DOH told The Citizen. “Although relocating residents is a very difficult decision, the department determined that it was in the best interest of the residents after carefully examining all options and in light of serious safety concerns in the area of medication assistance identified by the Department of Health.”
It’s not entirely clear what led to the moment that the facility saw its certificate suspended for 60-days. There was a medication issue documented in the comments to The Citizen, but little beyond that.
The facility can house up to 60 residents at one time.