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CALL 6: Complaint filed against retirement club after woman found dead, covered in cockroaches

Conditions at health facility prompt complaint
Conditions at health facility prompt complaint
Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-12 21:26:02-05

SPEEDWAY, Ind.--  The Indiana Attorney General’s office has launched an administrative complaint involving a now-closed retirement club following questions from Call 6 Investigates about the facility.

Curtis Hill’s office filed the complaint February 5 against the license of Health Facility Administrator Cynthia Jones of Rockville.

On September 22, Speedway Police responded to Roland’s Retirement Club, 6038 West 25th Street,  and found cockroaches coming out of a dead resident’s mouth and nose inside room 29.

When the Indiana State Department of Health inspected the facility on August 8 and 9, Jones was not there, but inspectors noted multiple bugs in room 29.

The attorney general alleges Roland’s owner paid Jones to allow them to use her state Health Facility Administrator license.

At the time of the facility’s closure on November 30, Jones was listed as the health facility administrator with a start date of November 12, 2010.

The complaint accuses Jones of allowing the facility to use her license and failing to administer policies that ensure the welfare of residents.

"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."

Call 6 Investigates tried to reach Jones for comment Monday, but we have not yet heard back.

The matter is scheduled for a March 27 hearing in Room W064 in Indiana Government Center South

Call 6 Investigates found Speedway Code Enforcement responded to the retirement club 10 times in 2017, and issued eight citations, all for “public nuisance.”

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