Brown Memory Care Pavilion
Located on the third floor of the Fleischman Residence, the Dorothy & Peter D. Brown Memory Care Pavilion provides a warm and family-like environment for older adults with memory impairments and/or dementia-related conditions. This self-contained and secure setting provides residents with social and recreational programming specifically designed for those living with dementia, along with 24-hour nursing supports.
The apartments of the Brown Memory Care Pavilion center around a family-style dining room, Kosher kitchen and living area where residents enjoy the comforts of home. Programs and services enhance daily life for residents, who may also enjoy the unique and plentiful programs and services of the Fleischman Residence/ Blumberg Plaza. Residents also have easy access to the programming of the Dorothy and Peter D. Brown Jewish Community Adult Day Program, connected to the facility.
People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.
Private Suites with Private Bathroom; Double Suites with Shared Bathroom
Telephone and Cable TV Access
Climate Controlled Heat and Air Conditioning
Emergency Call Switches
3 Nutritional Kosher Meals each day, plus snacks
Professional Nursing Services
Resident Care Attendants
Vital Sign Monitoring
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Assistance with Bathing and Dressing
Supportive Home Health Care available (Medicare certified provider)
Social Work Staff & Support
Weekly Housekeeping; Linen and Towel Service
Activities designed to maximize each resident’s abilities and enjoyment
+ all the amenities included in The Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza
Music programming, performances and Sing-alongs
Art and jewelry making
Current events and trivia
Cooking and Baking Club
…and daily affection from our Fleischman Residence dog, Bella!
I have been privileged to work with older adults for many years and in many different ways…as a caregiver, in programming support, as business and office manager and in administration. I have completed the Certified Assisted Living Director program through the Michigan Center for Assisted Living, as well as the Certified Dementia Practitioner program through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. It is my personal belief that those who care for older adults must also be well cared for themselves so they can give their very best each and every day! I am honored to serve the residents of Fleischman Residence and together we will provide each resident with their best day possible!
Teresa Pierson, RN
Director of Nursing
My name is Teresa Pierson the Director of Nursing. I graduated from Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. I have been a Registered Nurse for 18 years. Prior to that I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CENA) and a Paramedic. I have always loved working with older adults. It gives me such joy to see all the smiling faces here at Fleischman and in the Brown Memory Care Pavilion. I have been married for 25 years and have two children, a 22 year-old girl and a 20 year-old boy. My office is always open to the Residents and their families to come and talk.
Resident Services Coordinator
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and taught kindergarten for a few years thereafter. I then decided to continue my education in New York, where I obtained my master’s degree at Yeshiva University. From there, I relocated to Tampa, FL where I practiced social work for 20 years at a women’s hospital, and built my family. I now have two sons, Josh, 20, who is studying at Michigan State University, and Jake, 18, who is studying at the University of Arizona. I am very dedicated to my work, and our residents and am grateful to be part of such a supportive Jewish community.
I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the wonderful team at Jewish Senior Life since 2005. My passion is working with older adults, particularly those with memory related disorders. With a degree and certification in Therapeutic Recreation, I get to put that passion to use every day while engaged in fun, enriching and goal-oriented activities with the wonderful residents of the Brown Memory Care Pavilion. When work feels like play and coworkers and those that you care for feel like family, you truly know that you’re in the right place!
I’ve been a JSL employee for nearly two years. Prior to working for Jewish Senior Life, I worked for a Fortune 500 company for over 16 years in the Marketing field. As Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza’s Admission Consultant, I work with the marketing department to ensure prospective residents, family members and agencies have the materials they need to make informed decisions regarding care. I provide personal tours of our building, which allow me the opportunity to connect with potential residents and their families. I look forward to meeting you at Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza!
Dining Services Support & Development Manager
I strive to provide the highest quality service and daily experience for our residents. After spending nearly 15 years in the restaurant industry prior to joining Jewish Senior Life 2014, I feel my work ethic and knowledge of food quality and service has become a fresh and improved change to daily operations. I enjoy being a part of our residents’ life and their care. Knowing that I can make even a small difference in their comfort by helping provide a quality meal and respect from our dining room staff fills me with pride and satisfaction. We must always remember this is our residents’ home. I hold a BA in Hospitality Management from Michigan State University.
I’ve worked in the realm of health care for 19 years with 16 of those years at Henry Ford Health System. My work experiences range from pediatrics, geriatrics, community health, corporate Human Resources and much more. I graduated from Walsh College of Business and Accountancy with a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Health Services Administration. My goal is to foster positive relationships with residents and families while providing excellent service. My favorite past times are spending time with family and traveling.
Frank Rydquist, III
My name is Frank Rydquist and I am responsible for environmental services. I have lived in southeast Michigan my whole life. My father was a building contractor and my mother was a public health nurse. I have over 40 years of experience building and maintaining commercial buildings like the Fleischman Residence. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University in Safety Engineering. I currently reside in the Rochester area with my wife of 34 years, two golden retrievers and two cats. My two sons are both engineers working and residing in the area in their respective fields.
Jewish Senior Life and Jewish Apartments & Services, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities.
The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulating implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, Part 8 dated June 2, 1988).
Compliance Coordinator: Michelle Buda 15000 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI 48237 Phone 248-592-1101 TTY# 711
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