Complaint over Retirement Home Conditions

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The Indiana Attorney General files an administrative complaint against the license of a Rockville woman after reports of troubling conditions at a retirement home in Marion County.

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Monday that his office filed a complaint against the license of Health Facility Administrator (HFA) Cynthia Jones.

The complaint alleges that in early 2015, she stopped showing up for work at the now-closed Roland’s Retirement Club in Speedway, but allowed the owner of the business to continue using her license for the purpose of keeping the facility licensed with the state.

The complaint alleges that such an action constitutes fraud or material deception. The complaint also claims that due to her absence, she failed to administer policies that ensure the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents.

Officials say last August, state health inspectors discovered multiple bugs in Room 29 at the facility.

Then in September, police and emergency responders reportedly found a deceased resident at the facility lying on the floor of Room 29 with cockroaches crawling from her body.

Roland’s Retirement Club closed in late November.

“Taking action to protect vulnerable citizens is absolutely a top priority of my office,” Attorney General Hill said. “We daily work to ensure laws are followed in regard to the well-being of all Hoosiers, including the elderly residing in assisted-living settings. As part of this task, we must make sure healthcare professionals follow the laws governing their important roles — and we must make sure they face appropriate penalties when they don’t.”

A hearing on the matter is scheduled for March 27.

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