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March 18, 1994 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-03-18

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6 NISAN 5754/MARCH 18, 1994

Borman Hall Residents, Families
Learn More About Transition

The Home for Aged's census keeps declining in advance of the move.


ing community spirit and commu-
orman Hall nurs-
nication. The concept is to have
ing home resi-
communication at a place where ev-
dents and staff
eryone can express their expecta-
are preparing for
tions," he said.
Passover while
Toward that end, Mr. Wronski
contemplating a
encouraged Family Forum mem-
different kind of
bers to continue their involvement
with the Home. Employees, volun-
Since March 3,
teers and Jewish Home for Aged
when the Jewish
board members have set up three
Federation an-
transition committees for residents,
nounced plans to
staff and Borman archives.
move residents to a nursing facil-
"Our feeling is that the more we
ity in Southfield, Borman-based
involve everyone, the smoother the
groups like the Family Forum and Borman Hall: Looking toward the future.
transition will go and the more well
Mr. Wronski said Tuesday.
Residents Council have sought
After the deal is signed, Mr. all feel like we're part of the change,"
more information about the impend-
Wronski's company, the MediLodge said Margo Parr, executive director of
ing transition.
"We don't know about all the Group, will notify the Michigan Borman Hall and Prentis Manor, the
changes yet," said Molly Diamond, Department of Public Health about other JHA skilled nursing home.
Ms. Parr said people are respond-
whose husband, Elbert, lives at the change in ownership.
positively to the plans. "There was
The state will have 90 days to re-
Borman Hall. "We do not know about
view MediLodge's plans for the Mount a sense of relief" after residents were
all the ramifications of the move."
Some changes at the Seven Mile Vernon facility. Mr. Wronski is not able to put aside rumors about
Road nursing home already are ap- expecting any difficulties with the Borman's fate in exchange for defini-
tive updates from Federation and Mr.
parent. On March 4, Borman admin- state or the Jewish community.
"I'm very optimistic about develop- Wronski, she said. ❑
istrator John Steele lost his job in staff
cutbacks. Federation, which runs the
home, has not laid off nurses or nurs-
Passover Game Inside
ing assistants, but employees who
have quit have not been replaced.
The cutbacks aim to accommodate
a dwindling census, which has
Are you being
dropped from 136 to 126 in the past
few weeks. Borman Hall has not ad-
PLAGUED by all
mitted residents since August 1993
after a failed state inspection spurred
the pre-Passover
plans to close the home.
At a Family Forum meeting
Sunday, Mrs. Diamond and 50 others

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A Special

"I'm very optimistic."

Frank Wronski

heard a presentation by Frank
Wronski, the independent nursing
home operator who will purchase a
Southfield facility and operate it as
a Jewish home.
Earlier this month, Mr. Wronski
signed a contract with the Jewish
Federation. The contract specifies that
Mr. Wronski will buy and renovate
Mount Vernon Nursing Center, then
operate it as a Jewish home with a
synagogue, kosher kitchen and cul-
tural programming.
Mr. Wronski assured those at the
Family Forum meeting that negoti-
ations with Isidor Eisenberg, current
owner of Mount Vernon, have neared
completion. The purchase agreement
likely will be finalized by week's end,

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