Assisted living home in Livonia shut down by state officials

Residents' families say they received 6-hour notice

LIVONIA, Mich. – An assisted living home in Livonia has been shut down by the state due to alleged violations. 

All residents at Ashley Court are being ordered to move out as early as 6 p.m. Wednesday. Residents were being evacuated Wednesday afternoon. 

According to a statement released by the state, the Michigan Bureau of Fire Services found several repeat violations at the home and the Bureau of Health Care Services found quality of care issues. The immediate threat that caused the suspension order was due to the Bureau of Fire Services' disapproval of the buildings.

Investigators said there were 13 violations regarding the license, staff had not been properly trained, patients had been injured and there were a total of 20 safety violations.

"We received a call at noon saying that we had to have our relatives out by 6 this evening and that the state was closing the facility. The state Department of Licensing told us that the adult foster care from the state were going to petition for guardianship if we didn't get our parents out within that period, that they were going to petition for guardianship and lock the doors," said Gabe McCann, whose 85-year-old mother lives at the home. 

The facility deals mainly with Alzheimer's patients and people suffering from dementia. McCann said he had no notice. 

"We're going to have to move to a short-term facility, and then to another facility. That creates setbacks for people who are elderly every time you move them," he said. 

The Bureau of Health Care Services is working with Michigan Audlt Protective Services to assist with resident relocation.

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