Cornerstone Living Center in Winston-Salem has license suspended by state

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- An assisted living facility in Winston-Salem is having its license suspended by the state, according to a letter from the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Cornerstone Living Center, located at 2900 Reynolds Park Road, was notified Tuesday that its license to operate will be suspended no later than 5 p.m. on June 2.

The suspension is based on the agency's findings and information from the North Carolina Division of Public Health that conditions at the facility "present an endangerment to the health, safety and welfare of the residents," the letter said.

The letter said the facility failed to be in compliance with several rules for which they are licensed. The citations included resident rights, incident and accident reporting, health care and housekeeping.

The Forsyth County Department of Social Services will assist the facility in relocating residents, the letter said.

According to the DHHS, residents are currently being relocated. Families are being notified by telephone.

Cornerstone has 20 days to appeal the suspension. The residents will be moved regardless.

In March, the center was robbed, raising questions about the security of the facility.

Since March, two residents have also walked away from the center, prompting an investigation by state health officials.