The Hawaii Department of Health has ordered two Hawaii residents to cease and desist their operation of two illegal adult residential care homes.

The DOH Office of Health Care Assurance issued a Notice of Violation and Order to Randal De Vera and Jeanne Ching of Kolea Senior Management Services, which operated The Residence at Keeaumoku and The Residence at Kaimuki.

“This is the third Notice of Violation and Order that we have issued against illegal care homes this year in response to complaints we have received,” said Keith Ridley, OHCA chief. “We strongly urge families to only place their loved ones in licensed care homes, and if they are already in an unlicensed care home and suspect something is amiss, report it to the Department of Health immediately so that we can conduct an investigation and take appropriate action.”

As part of the citation, the company is also required to pay the department $10,000 and transfer patients to a licensed residential care home within a week.

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