The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs revoked a 19-bed boarding home's license and removed its residents because the licensee's son, who was indicted for stealing $75,000 from a 79-year-old resident of the home in 1995, still had some control of the boarding home's operations, the department said.
Lisa Ryan, public information officer for the department, said the license for Mrs. L's Rest Home also was revoked because the home amassed $10,500 in fines for various infractions, including not throwing out expired foods and not adequately monitoring the boarders' medications.
Officials removed 17 boarders. The other two boarders were hospitalized at the time the boarding home was being cleared out. Ryan said the department can't disclose clients' replacement housing locations.
Mrs. L's was cited by the state for not protecting its clients from "financial exploitation" in connection with allowing the son, Mark Lefcovich, to work there, Ryan said. It also was charged with having inadequate staffing and fire code monitoring, among other infractions, she said.
Full Article and Source:
Madison Boarding House License Revoked by State