The Hawaii Department of Health on Thursday shuttered an illegal adult residential care home at 4416 Ukali Street in Honolulu and assessed it a large fine.

Following an investigation by the DOH’s Office of Health Care Assurance, The Grateful ARCH operated by Marina Ulep must pay the state $249,000.

Ulep was providing care to two unrelated individuals — “personal care services, which included bathing, dressing, undressing, toileting, incontinence care, laundry, and housekeeping.”

Hokulaki Senior Living LLC walkers and wheel chairs. care home elderly. 14 aug 2015. photograph Cory Lum/Civil Beat
Wheelchairs and walkers at an Oahu care home. The DOH this week cracked down on an illegal facility in Honolulu. Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

“One of the residents has been at the care home since 2013 — about the same time the home was closed as a certified Community Care Foster Family Home due to caregiver neglect,” says a press release. “The other resident had been there for three years.”

In addition to ending operations and paying the fine, Ulep is required to transfer all residents to a licensed ARCH or Expanded ARCH within seven days.

Ulep and The Grateful ARCH’s David Tsutsumi are also required to disclose any other facility they are operating.

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