Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka Adult Care Home to Be Shut Down for Lack of a License

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka Adult Care Home to Be Shut Down for Lack of a License

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An unlicensed Topeka group home that serves adults with developmental disabilities and mental health issues has been shut down, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services announced Monday.

KDADS, which licenses and regulates adult care homes, said in a news release that it had moved to permanently shut down Twin Lanterns, which was operating without a license. According to the news release, Twin Lanterns had advertised itself as an "adult foster home."

Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis granted a temporary injunction closing the facility on Thursday after KDADS filed for it Aug. 18. Theis found "immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage (would) result to residents of Twin Lanterns" if it wasn't shut down.

Ronald Wayman, one of the home's operators, told KDADS that residents had been discharged to the Topeka Rescue Mission, family or friends, but KDADS said it hadn't received a list of individuals living in the home or been able to verify Wayman's claim. …

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