Monday, November 1, 2010

Boarding House License Revoked by State

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 L's Rest Home also was revoked because the home amassed $10,500 in fines for various infractions, including not throwing out expired foods and not adequately monitoring the boarders'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.

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Madison Boarding House License Revoked by State


Anonymous said...

Boarding houses, group homes, etc. should be investigated on a routine basis.

StandUp said...

This is an example of how disjointed our society has become.

The son's indicted for theft and yet he's allowed to even be near a group home?

Who's watching out for vulnerable people/

Anonymous said...

not only is her son Mark Lefkovich taking advantage of the home but i had the chance of meeting him myself. he also works for freshdirect hes the customer service guy!! i met him after hearing stories from my mother of how nice this man was and how helpful he was after she had an incident with freshdirect. i thought that was great but then he started showing up to her house with cookies and flowers! things were just to weird. so i had to tell him to stop showing up. now i read this article and here he is and with a record like this!! im glad i put an end to this before he tried taking advantage of my mother i am going to right freshdirect as well how can they send someone like this to my mothers home!!!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I just found this by googling FreshDirect/Mark L. We had an incident with FD and he's been going out of his way to remedy it with personal gifts/favors. Should I be nervous?