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Families and Patients Highly Satisfied with Brookhaven’s Quality of Care
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper November/December 2007

Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation:  Restorative Nursing Therapy
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper September - October 2007

Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation:  Reconditioning for  Renal Disease and Dialysis Patients
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper July - August 2007

Living It Up: Residents at Brookhaven Medical Care Facility enjoy activities, excellent quality of life
From The Muskegon Tribune March 2007

Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation: Integrating Rehabilitation Therapy with Social Activities
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper November/December 2006

Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation: Recovering from Stroke
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper July/August 2006

Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation: Recovering from Pneumonia
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper March/April 2006

Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation: Orthopedic Surgery Recovery
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper January/February 2006

Brookhaven facility is a wonderful place
From the Muskegon Chronicle Letters to the Editor on 7/10/05

Brookhaven a great place for veterans
From the Muskegon Chronicle Letters to the Editor on 3/30/05

Open House at Brookhaven
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper

 


Families and Patients Highly Satisfied with Brookhaven’s Quality of Care
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper November-December 2007

Recently Brookhaven participated in an independent consumer satisfaction survey, which was facilitated by the Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM.)  Detailed surveys were sent to Brookhaven patients and their families. The response rate to these surveys was overwhelming, with nearly 50% of them being filled out and returned.

A couple months ago, Great Lakes Marketing, the agency interpreting the results of the survey, published the findings of the feedback provided by Brookhaven patients and their families.
 The observations were remarkably positive with over 90% of patients and families expressing satisfaction with the quality of care provided by Brookhaven staff. Likewise, 90% of respondents would recommend Brookhaven to others in need of skilled nursing care.

Additionally, the survey reported that 90% of respondents feel the Brookhaven building is clean and well-kept, 94% felt that the admissions process went smoothly, 93% were satisfied with the available activities for patients, and 89% felt that the nursing staff was well equipped to handle procedures skillfully, answer family questions, and speak knowledgably of a patient’s condition.
This information is very indicative of the efforts the staff and administration at Brookhaven continually make to provide the highest quality of care to their patients. Standard practices such as educational staff in-services, attention to detail, exceptional staffing ratios, and 24 hour-a-day/ 7day-a-week RN Supervision, played a significant role in fostering this high level of patient satisfaction.

“The care at Brookhaven is just excellent,” says Kate, the granddaughter of a recently discharged patient. “Through rehabilitation therapy, my grandmother became much more independent than she was prior to admission. Coming to Brookhaven for therapy is the best thing that could have happened. Prior to arriving at Brookhaven, Grandma was scared of ‘nursing homes’ in general. However, now that she has experienced it for herself, and has discovered how caring the staff at Brookhaven is, she is okay with the possibility going back in the future should the need arise,” Kate adds.

Over the past several decades, Brookhaven has helped thousands of Muskegon area residents in need of rehabilitation services or long-term care. If you or your loved one is in need of skilled nursing services, make sure to mention Brookhaven by name to both your hospital discharge planner and your physician. The Brookhaven Admissions Coordinator can be reached by calling 231-724-3500.

Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation:  Restorative Nursing Therapy
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper September - October 2007

Hundreds of Muskegon area residents each year come to Brookhaven Medical Care Facility for short-term rehabilitation services. The vast majority of those people complete their rehabilitation therapy programs within a few weeks and return to their homes or a lower level of care setting. Occasionally, however, an individual may decide to make Brookhaven their permanent home. There are a variety of reasons someone may come to this decision. These reasons include lack of support in the home setting, a permanent decline in physical ability due to injury or chronic illness, or simply, someone’s realization that Brookhaven is a pleasant and enjoyable place in which to reside.
 
Brookhaven residents and their families are fortunate to have a highly skilled interdisciplinary team available to address their needs. One of the services available at Brookhaven, which is not commonly offered at other area skilled nursing centers, is a Restorative Nursing Rehabilitation program.

Restorative Nursing is an informal therapy program that is aimed toward people who do not qualify for traditional therapy under the strict Medicare guidelines, yet may still show the potential for physical improvement. At Brookhaven, the Restorative program currently focuses on 4 key areas: the Exercise Program, Ambulation, Range of Motion, and Splints. Plans are also in the works for expansion of the program into Bed Mobility, Continence Training, Dining, and Self Care.

The overall goal of a Restorative Nursing program is to maintain the optimal level of physical, mental, and psychosocial functioning. It is especially appropriate in patients who may have shown in recent decrease in levels of ability. Once a patient begins a Restorative program, they are seen by specially trained Restorative RN’s, therapists, dieticians, and nurse aides.

“Many Brookhaven residents have seen superb results from their Restorative programs,” says Brookhaven Restorative therapist, Janine Dekker. “One of the major factors that contributes to this success is the one to one relationship between the patient and the restorative staff. We, as staff, get to learn much more about the patient and their individual needs. In turn, the focused level of attention helps the patient to meet their highest level of potential.”

One success story is that of Elizabeth M. When Elizabeth first arrived at Brookhaven she was very weak and debilitated. After going through her therapy regimen and her Restorative maintenance program, Elizabeth now walks 200 to 300 feet each day, has shown significant increase in overall strength, and has more awareness of safety precautions.

Over the past several decades, Brookhaven has helped thousands of Muskegon area residents in need of rehabilitation services. If you or your loved one is in need of sub-acute, skilled rehabilitation after a hospital stay, make sure to be specific about your plan to have rehabilitation at Brookhaven with both your hospital discharge planner and your physician. The Brookhaven Admissions Coordinator can be reached by calling 231-724-3500.

Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation:  Reconditioning for  Renal Disease and Dialysis Patients
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper July - August 2007

Over twenty million Americans suffer from some form of kidney insufficiency. These renal difficulties can range from kidney stones or recurrent urinary tract infections, to potentially fatal conditions such as chronic renal failure.

Muskegon area health providers see no shortage of patients with these types of ailments, as our local residents have a higher occurrence of kidney disease than both our statewide and national counterparts. This is the case partially because Muskegon area residents also experience higher rates of both diabetes and hypertension, two leading causes of kidney disease.

If kidney disease goes unchecked and permanent damage occurs, the patient’s kidneys may go into failure. In this case, patients often end up on hemodialysis, the practice in which a machine acts as an artificial kidney to remove waste and fluid from the patient’s blood.

Many renal patients find themselves hospitalized regularly due to their disease. In many cases, sub-acute intensive therapy is needed to regain strength and endurance following a hospital stay. It is in this situation that Brookhaven Medical Care Facility offers the West Michigan community a valuable service.

Brookhaven is a skilled nursing facility that offers an enhanced level of rehabilitation services. Their aim is to help patients regain the highest level of strength and independence, in a minimal amount of time. When a patient arrives at Brookhaven, the therapy staff meets with the patient to determine an individualized plan of care and recovery. It is often the case for patients who have chronic renal insufficiency that physical and occupational therapies are necessary to begin the reconditioning process.

Brookhaven is especially skilled at meeting the needs of renal patients. Many considerations need to be taken into account to provide thorough care for renal patients. These considerations include dietary concerns, constantly monitoring body temperatures, and often working a rehabilitation therapy schedule around a demanding dialysis schedule.

 “The role of therapy is to help a person to rehabilitate to their highest possible level of function. Our three therapy disciplines take a team approach to meet the individual health care needs of each patient,” Brookhaven Rehabilitation Director Trisha Hoffman explains.

Brookhaven’s therapy department focuses specific goals aimed at helping patients increase overall strength and endurance. Approaches can include functional training such as the ability to transfer oneself, the ability to walk with the least restrictive aide devices, use of adaptive equipment, and increasing range of motion and balance.

Additionally, the therapy team can complete an assessment on-site at the patient’s home prior to their discharge from Brookhaven in order to make certain that maximum safety precautions are in place. This helps ensure that the patient’s return home will be successful.

Over the past several decades, Brookhaven has helped thousands of Muskegon area residents in need of rehabilitation services. If you or your loved one is in need of sub-acute, skilled rehabilitation after a hospital stay, make sure to be specific about your plan to have rehabilitation at Brookhaven with both your hospital discharge planner and your physician. The Brookhaven Admissions Coordinator can be reached by calling 231-724-3500.

Living It Up: Residents at Brookhaven Medical Care Facility enjoy activities, excellent quality of life - By Katerie Prior
From The Muskegon Tribune March 2007

Walk through Brookhaven Medical Care Facility and you’ll see it’s a very busy place. You may catch residents in the activity room watching a visiting musical group or exercising in the rehabilitation center with a therapist. You may find two friends chatting in the Brookside Café. Sometimes you may see ladies in the facility’s on-site hair salon chatting about celebrity gossip. On warm spring days, you might find see a resident strolling through the facility’s courtyard garden.

The saying at Brookhaven is that if you’re looking for a rest home, you’ll have to look somewhere else. “Quality of life is very important here,” said Allison Jeske, Admissions Coordinator at Brookhaven. “We specifically tailor our programs to reflect what the residents are interested in.”

Brookhaven’s history began with the original Muskegon County convalescent home. Recognizing that the county had a need for quality senior housing, the county built Brookhaven Medical Care Facility. Today, it’s one of 36 county medical care facilities in Michigan that are governed by the County Board of Commissioners, through the Department of Human Services. Brookhaven can house 186  patients and has a highly skilled staff to care for patients with chronic diseases, as well as providing therapeutic and rehabilitation services to residents in need.

While Brookhaven houses people of a variety of ages, from young adults to the elderly, Jeske generally sees two kinds of residents entering the facility. “Many people come here from the hospital very unexpectedly,” she said. “They’ve broken a hip or they had a stroke. It’s something they hadn’t predicted, and they need extra help before they can safely return home.”

For these patients, Brookhaven has and exemplarily rehabilitation department that offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy for residents. “The therapy department’s success rate is very high, Jeske said. “When the goal is for a patient to return home, we help them achieve that goal. We’re very successful with helping people achieve the level of independence that had before they came to Brookhaven.”

The other type of resident often comes to Brookhaven after being cared for at home by a relative, typically an adult child. Jeske notes that it’s common for a relative to take on the responsibility of caring for a loved one and not realize how difficult the arrangement will be, particularly if the caregiver is balancing their families, jobs, and other commitments.  “Many people have been providing care for parents or relatives around the clock,” she said. “They’re at the point where they’re exhausted. Once their loved one is living here, their sense of relief is astounding. Before, their life was about personally making sure their loved ones were safe. Here, I see former caregivers interacting socially with their parents. They go to Bingo, they go out on outings. The time they spend together with their loved one is much more enjoyable and much less stressful.”

Many residents appreciate Brookhaven for its convenience. Registered nurses are on staff 24 hours a day. The facility also specializes in offering such complex services as tracheotomy care, IV antibiotics, and wound care. The nursing team also has a variety of technology and equipment on hand so Brookhaven residents don’t have to leave the building when they need diagnostic tests.
 
Many residents also like Brookhaven because they can enjoy a quality of life that they wouldn’t achieve at home on their own or in the care of a loved one. The facility has a chapel, restaurant, hair salon, courtyard, and activity area. With a dedicated activities staff, Brookhaven offers daily, a number of onsite activities, such as Bingo games and musical performances. Naturally, if patients want to enjoy time by themselves, they can do that as well. “We try to be home-like,” Jeske said. “We do a lot of different things, so people are comfortable and have fun. We always try to make sure everyone enjoys their stay, regardless of its length.”

Brookhaven residents also go on regular group outings. They go out shopping, see Fury hockey games, and attend other events. But offsite activities aren’t just for fun. “We often integrate therapy sessions with outside activities,” Jeske explained. “We might go bowling or fishing, or do other activities that help them assimilate motion. It’s a fun and cool thing to do.”
 
Brookhaven currently has a limited number of openings for seniors needing continued care. Best of all, Brookhaven has a DHS Medicaid specialist on-site who can answer questions residents or their family may have about the program and help them go through the application process. “We’re the only facility in the county that has their own Medicaid specialist on-site,” Jeske said. “She’s great at helping people answer questions.”


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Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation: Integrating Rehabilitation Therapy with Social Activities
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper November/December 2006

When someone in the Muskegon area needs rehabilitative therapy, Brookhaven Medical Care Facility is the premier local skilled nursing center to meet that need. Brookhaven’s rehabilitation department consists of an outstanding staff and offers a comprehensive assortment of physical, occupational and speech therapies.

The therapists at Brookhaven have repeatedly assisted thousands of Muskegon area seniors to get back on their feet and back into their homes.  The rehabilitation staff combines exercise, balance, and functional activities to make therapy fun, rewarding, and effective for residents.  The ultimate goal for the resident is to help them regain their mobility and strength back to the level at which they were functioning prior to the illness or incident that made therapy necessary. 

When a patient arrives at Brookhaven, in most cases after a stay in the hospital, the staff of therapists meets with the patient to determine an individualized plan of care and recovery. For the appropriate candidate, therapy is available as often as twice per day.

In a recent effort, Brookhaven’s therapy department has been combining efforts with the activities department to put a recreational spin on therapeutic sessions.  Throughout the course of the summer, Brookhaven residents went on six fishing trips to the Muskegon channel, made several trips to the Muskegon Farmer’s Market, went on shopping trips to Meijer, went on bowling trips to Northway Lanes, and attended various Senior Day events in the community.

“The benefit in this type of therapeutic activity is that patients are able to practice these typical functional activities in real life settings, not just in the therapy room at Brookhaven,” explains therapist Trisha Hoffman. “It is important because when patients go back out into the community after their stay at Brookhaven, they will be doing these types of activities. We are able to identify any safety issues the patient may experience during these activity/therapy sessions, and address them BEFORE the patient returns home. This increases the likelihood that the patient’s return home will be successful,” Hoffman adds.

Brookhaven has had great success with these outings and plans on continuing them in the upcoming months. “Leisure is important for renewal and healing,” says Brookhaven Therapeutic Recreation Director Melissa Pfenning. “For our patients, I believe we need to look at the whole person, which includes their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs. If residents are able to participate in activities in their community, they will continue to feel a part of that community.”

Residents have raved about this form of therapy and can’t wait for the next outing to occur.  “Integrating rehabilitation and field trip activities is fun because it allows us to get out of the facility and interact socially, all while strengthening our bodies,” says Joyce, a Brookhaven therapy patient. “These trips are the best therapy there is,” Joyce adds.

If you are facing the need for rehabilitative therapy after a stay in the hospital, mention Brookhaven specifically by name to the hospital discharge planner. Inquiries can be made to Brookhaven directly by calling Allison Jeske, Admissions Coordinator, at 231-724-3500.


Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation:  Recovering from Stroke
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper July/August 2006

Suffering a stroke can be one of the scariest, most bewildering experiences a person encounters in their life.  Symptoms range from the sudden loss of the ability to speak and/or walk, to the numbing of arms and/or legs, to a rush of dizziness and confusion.

In this situation, it is crucial that a person gets help, gets to the emergency room and gets treatment immediately. Essentially a stroke is a “brain attack”, most often caused by blood clots that starve portions of the brain of needed oxygen. That’s what causes the sudden symptoms. If the blockage or leak isn’t treated quickly, it can cause severe long-term damage that can rob a person of some or all of their ability to speak, think, or walk. Strokes, in fact are the leading cause of disability in the United States.

In many situations, an individual who suffers a stoke will need extensive and intensive therapy to regain the ability to perform “normal” activities of daily living. It is in this situation that Brookhaven Medical Care Facility offers the West Michigan community a valuable service.

Brookhaven is a skilled nursing facility that offers an enhanced level of rehabilitation services. Their aim is to help patients regain the highest level of strength and independence, in a minimal amount of time. When a patient arrives at Brookhaven, our therapy staff meets with the patient to determine an individualized plan of care and recovery. It is often the case for patients who have had a stroke that physical, occupational and speech therapy are all necessary to begin the recovery process.

“Depending on where the stroke occurs in the brain, in most cases it is the opposite side of a person’s body that is most seriously affected,” says Brookhaven therapist Trisha Hoffman. “The role of therapy is to help a person to rehabilitate to their highest possible level of function. Our three therapy disciplines take a team approach to meet the individual health care needs of each patient,” Hoffman explains.

One specific success stroke recovery story is that of Mary. Mary came to Brookhaven in January 2006 after suffering a damaging stroke. Upon admission, Mary was completely flaccid on her right side and was unable to move her right arm, right leg or to speak. After two months of intensive therapy (five days a week, two hours per day) Mary discharged from Brookhaven back to her home having regained the abilities to bathe and dress independently and walk with a cane. She also regained some ability to speak and 50 degrees of movement back in her shoulder, elbow and wrist.

“It’s the success stories of people like Mary, and witnessing their progress, that makes working with therapy patients at Brookhaven such a rewarding job,” Hoffman concludes.

If you have any questions about Brookhaven’s rehabilitation services or would like to take a tour, call 231-724-3500 and ask for Allison Jeske or visit the Brookhaven website at  www.brookhavenlife.info


Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation: Recovering from Pneumonia
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper March/April 2006

The threat of contracting pneumonia remains a serious health risk for the senior citizen population. This is the case because oftentimes our elderly citizens are likely to have weakened immune systems and other chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease. These factors combined make them more susceptible to pneumonia.

In many instances, seniors who contract pneumonia need to undergo a hospital stay while they are treated for the ailment. The standard course of treatment depends on the type of pneumonia, and usually includes antibiotics- given either intravenously or orally- oxygen therapy, and intravenous fluids.

In many situations, after the pneumonia has been treated and resolved, the patient still remains very weak from the effects the illness had on their body. In these instances, rehabilitative therapy is necessary to help the patient regain their strength. It is in this situation that Brookhaven Medical Care Facility offers the West Michigan community a valuable service

Brookhaven offers an enhanced level of rehabilitation services. Their aim is to return people back into their homes, with the highest possible level of independence, in a minimal amount of time. When a patient arrives at Brookhaven, their therapy staff meets with the patient to determine an individualized plan of care and recovery. It is often the case for patients who have been in the hospital with pneumonia that physical, occupational and speech therapy are all necessary to complete the recovery process.

“In many pneumonia patients, we have to start with the basics and move forward as they progress,” says therapist Carolyn Dorsey. “After a bout with pneumonia, speech and swallowing can both be affected, increasing the danger of aspiration. In order to combat this we’ll often make revisions to the patient’s diet and implement speech therapy immediately. It is important to increase tolerance gradually by working on trunk strengthening in the torso area and moving on to low levels of exercise and activity as the patient’s progress allows,” she adds. “It is very important to address all areas of a patient’s recovery. If the rehabilitative therapy isn’t thorough, the patient’s return home could be plagued by increased weakness, leading to the possibility of falls.”

Specific practices Brookhaven’s therapy department focuses on for patients with weakness include specialized swallow studies, establishing proper bed and chair positioning, working to increase movement of extremities such as hands and arms, and increasing tolerance to activity. Additionally, the therapists can complete an in-home assessment before the patient returns to their home.

If you have any questions about Brookhaven’s rehabilitation services or would like to take a tour, call 231-724-3354 and ask for Allison Jeske.


Brookhaven’s Focus on Rehabilitation: Orthopedic Surgery Recovery
From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper January/February 2006

Elective surgeries such as knee replacements and hip replacements among senior citizens are common in the late winter and early spring times of year. This isn’t surprising, as the holidays have passed and it is likely the least inconvenient time of year to deal with these necessary procedures and subsequent recovery periods.

In many instances, patients undergoing these orthopedic procedures are able to return home from the hospital and receive follow-up therapy in their own houses. In equally as many instances however, a more intense level of in-patient therapy is required. This is where Brookhaven Medical Care Facility provides an excellent service to West Michigan residents.

Brookhaven offers an aggressive level of physical and occupational therapy. Their aim is to return people back to their homes, with their pre-surgery level of independence, in a minimal amount of time. When a patient arrives at Brookhaven, our staff of physical and occupational therapists meet with the patient to determine an individualized plan of care and recovery. For the appropriate candidate, therapy is available as often as twice per day.

“We approach rehabilitation in a holistic manner,” says therapist Carolyn Dorsey. “Even though the surgery may have been performed on a lower extremity, focus needs to be given to the whole body to assist in complete recovery.” “For example,” she adds, “although the location of surgery may be the knee or the hip, the upper body contributes to balance, range of motion, and numerous other functions. Therapy truly needs to be aimed at strengthening the entire body.”

“I love coming down to therapy each day,” says Joyce, a Brookhaven therapy patient. “When I arrived at Brookhaven I was non-weight bearing, but now I am much more independent.” “In fact,” she adds, “ I am now able to transfer myself from the bed on my own and yesterday I walked 70 feet with no assistance.”

Specific tasks Brookhaven’s therapy department focuses on include functional training such as the ability to transfer oneself, the ability to walk with the least restrictive aide devices, teaching precautions and how to use adaptive equipment, and increasing range of motion and balance. Additionally, the therapists can complete an in-home assessment before the patient returns to their home.

If you have any questions about Brookhaven’s rehabilitation services or would like to take a tour, call 231-724-3354 and ask for Allison Jeske.


Brookhaven facility is a wonderful place
From the Muskegon Chronicle Letters to the Editor on 7/10/05

One of the hardest things children must do is put their parents in a nursing home.

After years of daily visits to help with pills, meals and daily cleaning it became necessary to put Bob and Millie Upson in a nursing home for safety reasons. They have been married for 66 years.

After looking at many facilities we decided to move them to Brookhaven Medical Care Facility.

With the wonderful help of Administrator Marion Piasecki and Admissions Coordinator Allison Jeske things went very smoothly. They cannot be thanked enough for all the help they have given us.

They have physicians, podiatrists, ophthalmologists, dentists and physical therapists all at Brookhaven. The meals are delicious and there are daily activities going on throughout the day. When Bob went in he could not sit up because he was so weak. One month later, on his 90th birthday, he was able to get into a stretch limo and go to his birthday party.

If any problems occur or if mom or dad are homesick, the staff lovingly goes in and talks to them until they feel better and makes sure they are OK.

There is a beautiful garden with many flowering trees, plants, bushes that can be seen from the many windows in the facility.

With the help of the wonderful caring, loving staff we can visit and know Mom and Dad are well cared for and safe.

Thank you Brookhaven for helping.


Brookhaven a great place for veterans
From the Muskegon Chronicle Letters to the Editor on 3/30/05

The administration and staff of Brookhaven Medical Care Facility have again proved their commitment to the residents of Muskegon County by hosting a veterans open house showcasing their veterans "Wall of Honor" and newly renovated "All Services Room."

Using handouts and an interesting tour of the building, Brookhaven staff demonstrated why vets should consider the Muskegon County facility.

This, in no small way, is because Muskegon veterans requesting traditional veterans' nursing home care must relocate to Grand Rapids, Battle Creek or Detroit. At times, waiting lists may force local vets to consider moving even further away. Such great distances place the vet at a greater risk for depression and may contribute to them losing cherished connections with loved ones, friends and their faith community.

Brookhaven staff proudly claim that veterans can access the same if not better level of care here, in a locally available, convenient and inviting environment.

Consider, too, that during convalescence at Brookhaven, veterans can continue to access the excellent veterans services they are accustomed to in Muskegon County.

Admittedly, Brookhaven's services are available to all Muskegon County residents without regard to their veterans' status; however, Brookhaven staff recognizes the importance of especially welcoming this segment of society, which has so faithfully served our country.

Attendees were provided with a comparison of costs, services and commitments provided at our Muskegon County facility and at a traditional Department of Veterans Affairs institution. We learned that in nearly every case, Brookhaven proved to be the convenient, economical and desirable choice.

In particular, many guests were intrigued to learn that community spouses of Brookhaven residents might be eligible to protect 3.8 times more of their financial assets than compared with those residents in a traditional veterans nursing home.

I would like to encourage interested persons, especially veterans, to learn more about the medical services available to them locally.

Brookhaven's admissions director, Allison Jeske, is available at (231) 724-3354 to answer your questions.


        
Open House at Brookhaven

From the Senior Perspectives Newspaper

Several local veterans, community leaders and Brookhaven representatives gathered on March 9, 2005 for an open house hosted at Brookhaven. Attendees were taken for a tour of the spacious facility. The newly renovated "All Services Room", dedicated for Brookhaven veterans' use was showcased. Those who turned out also were able to view Brookhaven's "Wall of Honor" which pays homage to residents, their families, and Brookhaven employees who have served our country in the armed forces.

Open house attendees were also pleased to learn about the variety of medical services and medical care provided to Brookhaven residents. These offerings include 24 hour RN Supervision, rehabilitation services, on-site radiology and lab work, and on-site vision, dental & hearing services.

 

 

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