Oakland County Adult Foster Care Home Summarily Suspended, Served Revocation Notice

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August 20, 2018 - The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued an order of summary suspension and notice of intent to revoke the adult foster care small group home license of Carter Country Homes Inc., Carters White House, AS630081335 at 1288 Essay Lane, Holly, MI, for failing to protect residents, report a change in the household and appropriately maintain the premises.

In total, LARA’s Notice of Intent to Summarily Suspend and Revoke is alleging four violations of the Adult Foster Care Facility Licensing Act. The severity of the allegations resulted in the joint summary suspension and the notice of intent to revoke the license.

Specifically, as outlined in the order:

  • The licensee, Angela Cockerham, was charged with felony possession of cocaine by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OSCO).
  • The licensee’s husband, Russell Cockerham, was arrested and charged with multiple felony drug delivery and weapons charges by the OSCO. These alleged crimes happened at the adult foster care home. Mr. Cockerham appeared to be living at the home but was not listed as an adult household member.
  • The licensee failed to inform LARA that her adult children were residing at the licensed facility, as required by statute.
  • The licensee failed to provide a physically safe environment for adults in care.

Based on these allegations, LARA took emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of vulnerable adults.

The summary suspension was effective at 6 p.m. on August 17, 2018 and prohibits Carter Country Homes Inc. from operating an adult foster care small group home at 1288 Essay Lane, Holly, MI, or at any other address or location. The order also requires the licensee to inform all guardians of adults in her care that the license has been suspended and that she can no longer provide adult foster care services.

An order of summary suspension is a temporary measure and not a final determination that a licensee has violated the Adult Foster Care Facility Licensing Act. A licensee has the right to appeal this suspension.