State officials have closed a group home for developmentally disabled adults after “multiple reports of suspected abuse” of residents. A resident died at the facility in February.
The state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals has ordered the closure of the College Park Apartments in Providence. Officials say the agency has reviewed several incidents at the facility, which houses adults with disabilities. They have referred the matter to state police and the state’s attorney general.
State officials say five College Park employees have been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Other staff will work with the state to transition 14 residents to new settings.
The agency says more investigations are in the works for an unspecified number of other state-run group homes.