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An update to an investigation into an assisted living facility here in Wilmington we've been doing for the last month.

During that time we've told you about the problems that persist at GlenCare of Wilmington. Sources tell us that on Friday, the state Department of Health and Human Services told owner Glen Kornegay he could no longer accept new residents, and, more importantly, the state intends to revoke his license.

The move follows an inspection a couple of weeks ago. No word yet on what inspectors found during that visit, but the Department of Social Services says it should be able to pass that information along in the next couple of days and we'll pass that info along to you. Kornegay has 10 to 20 days to tell the state he's in compliance.

We tried calling Kornegay this afternoon. He did not answer his cell phone.

 

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glencare of wilmington

it makes me very happy to see that the state has finally see the dark side of glencare of wilmington, i feel like justice will be served for the sick and elderly that have to live in that facility. the med. techs that were demoted should of never been put in a authority position to start with.they them selves do not have a clue what was going on in the facility. i am ashamed to know that i worked for that facility and i hope for the residents whom i still think about and cared about, will live out there lives in a decent atmosphere for here on out, as far as catherine sessoms it was the right choice to make as far as im concerned, also tanya lewis should be fired right along with c. sessoms

Mr Glenn if u have nothing

Mr Glenn if u have nothing to hide then why wont u speak up for your facility? Why let people do this to you and not defend yourself? I like you as our new administrator but i think you know this stuff is true yourself.

speak up

i believe thats why the korneagys havent spoke up they already new what was going on in there facility. for one reason the administrator k.sessoms was and is related to the korneagys, also i think the nurse consult of all the glencares needs to speak up also? right pam? the nurse consult new exactly what was going on also, and shes as quilty as the rest of them

I was just going to admit my

I was just going to admit my father and mother there because we just moved here from florida and the facility is close by but thank you to everyone who exposed this place and i'm sure my parents thank you too. They will now be residing at The Commons At Brightmore, a wonderful place. Glencare, get ur act together!

THE GOD I SERVE SITS UP HIGH

THE GOD I SERVE SITS UP HIGH AND LOOKS DOWN LOW. HE'S NOT ASLEEP. HE WILL FIX IT. WHAT EVER IS TROUBLING YOU HE'S GOT THE ANSWER. ALL I WANNA SAY IS U REAP WHAT U SOW. SO GLENCARE I AM NOT ONE TO JUDGE, BUT IF ANYBODY ACTUALLY DID WHAT THE ALLIGATIONS AGAINST THIS FACILITY ARE.....I JUST WANNA PRAY FOR YOU AND HOPE THAT GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL. BUT I WILL SAY WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES BUT IM SO GLAD THAT THE GOD I SERVE IS FORGIVING AND WHEN YOU REPENT FULLY HE WILL FIX IT. AND TO THE FAMILIES/EMPLOYEES WHO CAME FORWARD I SAY, HE HEARS YOU. DONT LET NOBODY STEER U WRONG. MARCH ON BABY BECAUSE HE'S GOT IT AND WHATS DONE IN THE DARK COMES TO THE LIGHT. YOU GUYS MIGHT JUST BE THAT LIGHT, SO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BABY AND BE BLESSED.

So what happens? They get

So what happens? They get closed down again & reopen with the same crap? Or when the lawsuits start coming they file bankruptcy and nobody gets paid? Or better yet they just keep recycling the same old triflin employees who just wanna argue with their ignorant baby daddies while on the clock, or sleep, or just leave & come back when they want to. wway should sneak a hidden camera in this place, then you can really expose the truth, or pull some random crimminal records, or even go as an undercover visitor and see the yelling and arguing employees,( I mean warm welcome), Then what would people say? Glencare makes me puke. Everyday i dread going to work.

the truth is.....

i am an employee @ Glencare. I am glad that those two girls decided to speak up. I am a med tech & my name has been forged on medications also. When I reported it they did absolutely nothing. I have seen black eyes & severe skintears on residents that were infected that went un noticed. I have had to buy wipes & do laundry because some of them had nothing to wear. I have seen them struggle to eat food that i know was not in their care plan & often hard to chew. I have worked in assisted living homes a long time & true indeed they all have their share of problems but in 11 years this is the worst that I have seen. I dont think that all Glencare employees dont care. i think that they dont want to see the truth for what itis because they are in fear of being unemployed, like myself. When you have your own problems and rent has to be paid, sometimes you have a blind eye to things. But the truth is everybody who works there or has been there knows that those girls told nothing but the truth. I commend them for taking a stand. Something that some of us cant see past ourselves to do. I love every last resident @ glencare along w/ a selected few of my co-workers. But @ the end of the day WRONG is WRONG. And if those girls were lying then why has there been a significant change in the last month? Things are being done a lot differently. The sign on the special care unit is gone. We have to chart on certain residents more often. We have to sign off on our time when we recieve our checks, Kathryn was fired, Shaquanna & Eunice were demoted, & the owners are in charge. So if they were really doing their job there would have been no need to replace them. I am not mad @ all. I dont fault people for what they dont understand. But if you have a heart or care at all about the human race you would understand. Answer this... Any employee from house keeper to Administrator, would ANY of you put your mother there? If your answer is yes then you need mental treatment. In 1 year I have not seen intentional abuse in this building but SERIOUS NEGLECT. If thats insulting sorry. If u end up having to find another job then that just means that God has something else in store for u. But the truth is the light & Glencare just finally got exposed for what it truely is. By the way, what happened to the rest of the furniture that was donated by the hotels? Because rumor is that certain administrators picked out what they wanted & gave the rest. Does that sound like someone who really cares. They dont even care enough about the employees to pay a decent wage. Or even pay them for all hours worked. Mr Glen should have gotten into a different buisness, something that doesnt require him to have a heart.

Catherine was not fired. She

Catherine was not fired. She was just moved to another facility. She is still an administrator with Glen Care.

the truth is

i myself was a employee of glencare of wilmington.i am so grateful that finally some justice will be done to help those poor residents live in a safe home. my heart goes out to each and every one of them. i am a firm believer if you treat people like dirt it will come back on you, i know i was a decent respectable employee and i left because of the lies, and disrespect that i endured while there. the administrator of glencare of wilmington scratched the bottom of the barrel and got low lifes and criminals to work for them so they didnt have to pay good wages,

Are we just discredited employees now?

Now do u see? Do u still believe our accusations were false? But the real question is should it have taken this much to get answers? Hopefully when they change the name this time they will change everything including the employees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GlenCare

It's about time. Now my question is why has it taken so long to get the state's attention? I think it's very sad that the media had to get involved for anything to be done. Maybe they should get involved with all the other facilities in New Hanover and Brunswick counties so all of them can be fixed and brought up to really good standards!

One step...

There is a bigger problem out there! Workers that are just there for the paycheck-Medicaid cutting spending to Assisted Livings instead of giving more. Education has the lottery-have there been tons of improvements there either? Maybe the whole system should be looked at. How can these facilities stay updated when the money just isnt there to use. I know everyone thinks the owners rake in the money-but really they do not. They were barely getting by, but with more cuts to the Medicaid the more money that gets cut for upgrades. Where are the building owners-they should be there and step to help pay for upgrades, the Kornegays rent those buildings- even if they are not full they pay for those unused beds. Also, even the private pays-sometimes they dont pay-sometimes you have to sue them just to get paid for services already rendered.

Lets take a look at that too...