Residents of shut down assisted living facility find new homes

The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) shut down Cedar Ridge Assisted Living in St. Ignace.

MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Dozens of residents had to find housing after an assisted living facility in the Upper Peninsula was shut down by the state.

Cedar Ridge Assisted Living in St. Ignace was shut down Monday by Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs because of health code violations.

The 30 residents living at the assisted living home were able to find new facilities to move into Monday after the closure.

A report from LARA stated there wasn't enough staff at the facility and the maintenance man was being allowed to care for patients.

The report also cited multiple medication violations such as not having a resident's medication for a week.

"The facility does not have an organized program for providing supervision, protection and personal care," the report said.

A spokesperson with LARA said the violations were noted during two investigations which took place January 22 and March 7.

An employee at Cedar Ridge Assisted Living said social workers were on-site Monday helping to find other facilities for the 30 residents.

There are also 20 employees at Cedar Ridge Assisted Living impacted by the closure.

The full order of suspension released by LARA is below:

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