A nursing home in Wellsville was forced to move almost a dozen residents to a facility in Houghton NY, nearly thirty miles away, after structural damage rendered much of the ‘east wing’ unsafe for residents and staff.
The Wellsville Manor acknowledged that the roof damage caused some leaking and ceiling damage. The Wellsville Sun called the nursing home for information and after providing some basic information about the emergency, the receptionist became agitated and the call was placed on hold for a supervisor. After ten minutes on hold and a return call, that conversation didn’t happen, only a demand to “be patient.”
Interested parties surveyed the scene today and found a large roofing crew working. They had clearly removed at least a full dumpster of rubber roofing and the nursing home appeared to be taking immediate action to repair the damage. The status of the repairs is unknown, we will be providing more information as it is made available.
Family members can call the Wellsville Manor, 585 593 4400 or the Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, (585) 567-2207, to inquire about loved ones.
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