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What is The Brown Program?

The Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult Day Program has been providing engaging programs and services for people living with dementia and their family care partners for over 20 years

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Why Attend The Brown Program?

People living with dementia may lead full lives. To maximize this potential, we use the Positive Approach to Care (PAC) model, which focuses on what’s still there rather than what’s lost.

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Who Makes The Brown Program special?

As anyone who cares for someone living with dementia knows, the quality of care can be best measured by who provides it. And you won’t find a more committed, compassionate, and capable staff than the professionals at the Brown Program.

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Top of Page | What | Why | Who | Understanding the Brown Program

What is The Brown Program?

The Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult Day Program has been providing engaging programs and services for people living with dementia and their family care partners for over 20 years.

The Brown Program has locations in West Bloomfield and Southfield that are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To keep people living with dementia purposefully engaged, we offer activities such as:

Our steadfast focus on providing dignity and respect inspires families to thrive even when faced with challenges.

The Adult Day Program is nonsectarian. Services are available regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or disabling condition.

Why Attend The Brown Program?

People living with dementia may lead full lives.  To maximize this potential, we use the Positive Approach to Care (PAC) model, which focuses on what’s still there rather than what’s lost.

Unlike older methods of dementia care that measure cognitive decline, PAC focuses on the abilities and personality traits that are present in the moment to create meaningful connections and strengthen personal relationships. This philosophy of care enhances positive interactions for the person living with dementia and their care partner.

While at the Brown Program your loved one will receive:

We know that caring for someone living with dementia takes a toll on the person giving the care. With the Brown Program in their lives, care partners receive:

Additionally, care partners have access to social work support services, including:

In collaboration with family care partners, the Brown Program helps participants age in place by providing support and respite services to their care partners, while enhancing the participants’ quality of life.

Who makes The Brown Program special?

As anyone who cares for someone living with dementia knows, the quality of care can be best measured by who provides it. And you won’t find a more committed, compassionate, and capable staff than the professionals at the Brown Program.

With an average staff tenure of 13 years, the Brown Program team creates lasting, impactful relationships with program participants as well as their loved ones.

All staff receive routine training in:

A registered nurse who knows the medical needs of every participant, including medications and their side effects, is on staff at each location.

Our on-staff social worker creates individual care plans for each participant and facilitates resources for care partners.

Additionally, art, music, and movement specialists provide interactive engagement on a weekly basis.