Lena Germaine Clark (Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office)

Rockdale County adult home operator charged with neglect

The operator of a group home for mentally disabled adults has been arrested and is facing charges in Rockdale County.

Lena Germaine Clark is charged with 12 counts of neglect of disabled adult, resident or elderly person, and one count of operating an unlicensed personal care facility, Rockdale County Sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Michael Camp said Thursday.

Clark, owner of Care Oasis, allegedly moved a dozen adults in her care, aged 30s to 60s, from motel to motel after being cited for running a personal care home in a residential area. During that time, their care was neglected, with several staying in a single room, Camp said. At one point, he said, they were forced out of one motel and spent time outside without food or medication.

The adults have since been taken into protective custody, Camp said. Authorities continue to investigate the case, he added.

Clark is in Rockdale County jail with a bond set at $125,000.

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