Families looking for ways to help an aging parent or grandparent have a new option in Farmington, with the April 1 opening of Orchard Adult Day Care.
Located in an office complex on Orchard Lake Road, the 2,000-square-foot space includes a cluster of tables for card playing and games, a small dining room, handicapped accessible bathrooms, a quiet living room and a commons area with a grand piano. Seniors can stay for the whole day or a few hours, on a regular or as-needed basis, owner Nathan Mazur said.
"The goal is to really be a resource for families," he added. Seniors don't have to be mobile, the entire facility is wheelchair accessible. Incontinence is not a problem, and the facility even includes an area for bathing.
Mazur, who has two other small assisted living homes, said families often hate the idea of tending to a parent's personal hygiene, "plus, a lot of homes aren't set up to comfortably give mom or dad a shower."
The facility will have 10 to 12 employees, who will provide care that may include passing medication and occupational therapy. A continental breakfast and catered lunch will be offered, with meals tailored to clients' tastes, Mazur said.
Caring for seniors is not where the Dearborn resident's career started, but he has always been an entrepreneur, starting six days after he graduated from high school. His first business, a record store in Berkley, failed, but he found success in real estate investment. Mazur bought a printing business in Southfield, and as the economy took a dive, noticed one of his customers who was in long-term care was still going strong.
After closing up shop, Mazur went to work for that man, eventually branching out on his own into assisted living. Mazur Senior Care Services opened in 2011 and now operates five homes and employs more than 50 people.
"We put quality and the families and their needs above everything else," Mazur said.
A grand opening is planned in mid-April, but services are available now. For information, call 248-957-8393 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.