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Rose-Mary Center suspended from admitting new residents
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities suspended the center's license for not complying with state codes
Story by KELSEY LEYVA


 
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A care facility in Northeast Ohio for youth with disabilities is unable to accept new members due to care, maintenance and supervision issues.

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities suspended the Rose-Mary Center’s license Monday because it did not comply with state codes.

A spokeswoman with the state agency told WKSU in a written statement that the center’s problems have been ongoing.

“Over the past several years, reviews conducted by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Ohio Department of Health have shown that the Rose-Mary Center has struggled to provide quality care. Follow-up reviews show that conditions have not improved in recent months.”

The center is a care facility for children and young adults with functional disabilities. Patricia Colombo, executive director at Rose-Mary, says in a written release that the center’s main priority is the protection, safety and well-being of its residents.

“While we have just received notification of the action by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, we are working diligently with DODD and other state agencies to address and remedy any and all concerns they may have. We remain confident of our ongoing ability to ensure compliance and demonstrate the quality of our operations to the state and to the entire community we serve.”

The Department of Developmental Disabilities has had staff onsite since March 11 to conduct a comprehensive review and to ensure the safety of the individuals staying at the center. Although the faculty isn’t accepting new members, state regulators are permitting current residents to stay.
Listener Comments:

Rose-Mary center has served my child well, and we consider the staff to be like family. My husband and i are disgusted by how Disability Rights Ohio has fabricated their reports. They claim in the disclaimer on their own website that they cannot be responsible for the complete accuracy of what they report. They have used reports with children's initials with incident reports without parents permission. They used our child's as well. Our child has improved because of Rose-Mary Centers help.


Posted by: Isabella (Cleveland) on March 19, 2014 10:03AM
My son has multiple disabilities and needs the care that Rose-Mary Center provides. He has lived at Rose-Mary for several years, and attended school there starting in kindergarten.

I have been a frequent visitor over many years and I can attest that Rose-Mary serves those in their care very well.

My wife and I are grateful for the dedicated and caring individuals who choose to serve those who have so many needs and challenges.


Posted by: Marty (Euclid) on March 19, 2014 7:03AM
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