About Cornerstone

Cornerstone was started March 1, 2003 with a mission to build a community that would provide quality personal care to elder residents with a focus on celebrating living. Having experience caring for Patti’s elderly parents we knew we wanted to continue to give other families the kind of personal care we were able to give them. So at Cornerstone we wanted to create a “home-like” atmosphere where people knew they mattered. With this vison we are blessed to have staff members who follow the same compassion and commitment to quality personal care. We believe that is what makes us so unique.

Patti started as a Certified Nurses Aid earlier in her career and went on to receive her nursing degree from Ferris State University. She has been an RN for 27 years and has worked in hospital, hospice and home settings and most of that time she’s spent caring for the elderly and their specialized health care needs.

Wayne graduated with a welding engineering degree from Ferris State University and had a business career for almost 20 years in our community. He is an experienced leader and an excellent cook.

Wayne and Patti have been married for 33 wonderful years, raised 3 daughters and now have a son-in-law and two grandsons who all live locally. Wayne and Patti have also gone on to receive extra training and education in caring for the elderly ensuring they are providing the best possible care.

We are also proud members of: Barry County Chamber of Commerence, Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA), Small Business Association of Michigan, Thornapple Gardern Club, and National Network of RN Patient Advocates


Our Staff

Patti Pumford
Registered Nurse

Carol Hoffman

Audi Haney

Recent Testimonials

I know God's hand directed our family to yours. I believe this with all my heart and I can't begin to thank you both for all you have done for Mom! The "family" at Cornerstone Living Center has been wonderful to my mom. She was in need of extra care and has found not only the care but compassion of the staff. There is a lot of interaction with the staff and the residents from laughter to comforting discussions on difficult life topics. As a family member, I always feel welcome. We all feel so blessed to have the Cornerstone "family" for our Mom at this stage in her life.

~Pam Schuck

We all have a "what if" story. Ours is "what if" you had a physical problem so that you could not care for a spouse that also had more difficult medical problems? "What if" you searched for a place that treated people that lived there as family? "What if" there seemed to be a hand from above that said, 'There is a place like that called Cornerstone!' And there is - it's a place that you feel like you are a brother, sister, father, or mother. It's a place that you are treated as a member of the family. When you are released from the Hospital, it's the place where you say you want to go "home." As a small local community, we all recall the farm up the road as the Johnson Farm, or the house up the street as the Pumford house, well now we have a place up the lane that is the 'Cornerstone Home.' Cornerstone Living is really our Cornerstone Home!

~D. Johnson

My father has been at Cornerstone since March this year. What a wonderful place! It is so family like and all the people care about one another. My father had a health problem scare in September and has had a lot of problems when he got back to Cornerstone. Wayne was there to help my father with all his needs. He went over and above the call of duty to help my Dad. I highly recommend Cornerstone to anyone!


Mom moved into Cornerstone Living Center and our lives changed. Mom became part of a family that eats together, plays and sings together, and lives together! The residents receive encouragement and purpose at a time when life had become difficult and lonely. Everyone has so much compassion and love for each other, residents and staff alike. Not a day goes by that we worry about her care or comfort; we know that the staff has become like extended family to her. During a particularly rough time last year, Mom struggled with several challenges. The staff’s love and compassion made all the difference and added greatly in her recovery. Now that she is feeling better, they are encouraging her to return to her former independence and involvement. We can think of no better way to honor our Mother then by placing her in such a loving environment that she can call her home. It gives us great comfort to know that Mom is in such good hands. May God continue to bless Cornerstone Living Center. It certainly has a special place in our hearts.

~M & S Rohrbacher

Mom was one of those women who said she would never go live in a “home”. We were shocked when she finally agreed! Wayne and Patti made the transition so easy for her. They have a special way of helping “reluctant” residents become comfortable there. Mom spent her remaining days as part of the Cornerstone family. That is exactly what Cornerstone is – a family. In our opinion, there is not a better assisted living home in this area. We are so grateful for the outpouring of love given to her by the entire staff at Cornerstone.

~K & S Chandler