Jones & Jones at 7804 and 7806 Forest Hill Ave. in Richmond is largely shielded from view by a line of tall trees.
The Department of Social Services has started relocating residents of Jones & Jones Assisted Living in Richmond after shutting down one of the facility’s two buildings, NBC12 reports.
Jones & Jones has been open for decades and racked up hundreds of violations from DSS, but has remained opened, even after the owner had her license revoked because she was allegedly using residents’ money to gamble at casinos and go on vacations. The Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney is currently investigating the facility and the owner, Mable Jones.
Earlier this year, one resident committed suicide and the state determined that Jones & Jones had accepted him even though it couldn’t provide him adequate care. And in May, another resident died in what the state referred to as “preventable circumstances.”
The facility, located on Forest Hill Avenue, has two licenses for its two buildings. The status of both have been under appeal this year, as the state has determined they shouldn’t be renewed while Jones has appealed the decisions.
NBC12 reports that the 7804 Forest Hill Ave. building is being shut down and its 50 residents relocated.
Earlier this month, 98 residents lived in both buildings, according to DSS.
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