WILMINGTON -- New owners have stepped in to save a Wilmington adult care facility that's been plagued with problems. The move comes after the state allowed Jasmine Cove to remain open back in November, despite recurring violations and reports of neglect. New owner Glenn Kornegay said, "We're looking for a new horizon and hopefully a better future for them." Kornegay is optimistic about the future of Jasmine Cove. His company Glencare Assisted Living, Inc. has taken ownership of the troubled adult care facility and says many positive changes will be made soon. "I've heard some negative things about the facility and their survey encounters, that kind of thing. We have a philosophy with treating people and giving them a home," Kornegay said. Jasmine Cove office manager Sarah Newman said, "There will probably be little changes with stuff, but nothing but good will come out of that." Newman has worked at the facility since 2003 and says the past year has been rough. Government investigators cited the facility for recurring violations from poor sanitation to resident neglect. After months of investigations, the state allowed jasmine cove to keep its doors open. And Newman says since then Jasmine Cove has been problem-free. "Since November everything's been fine," Newman said. "The New Hanover County Department of Social Services still monitors the building, with no findings with their reports. Everything is unsubstantiated." Jasmine cove's new owners, Glencare, say over the next few months big changes are on the way including better standards and living conditions for its staff and residents. Kornegay owns and operates one nursing home and five other adult living facilities across the state. He says Jasmine Cove, which will now be called Glencare Assisted Living, will operate under the same standards as his other facilities.
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