Brashear Towers Senior Citizen Housing
17841 N Laurel Park Dr, Livonia, MI 48152
(734) 591-6622Add Hours
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My mother lives here she LOVES it. She loves her apartment her friends the manager Rebecca and Tony.( I am not sure of his title.) Trying to make the elderly comfortable and happy cannot be an easy task. Her apartment is cozy as she calls it. I cannot speak about repairs or complaints by others but my mothers have always been taken care of immediately and most of all with kindness. The staff here is always so pleasant and helpful I cannot understand any complaint.
The previous review is absolutely true! A person can walk down any hall and smell the smoke coming out of the apartments and this is on the no smoking floors. The building manager has no respect for the citizens that live there and treats them like second class citizens. No socializing in the common areas of a senior housing complex is archaic. Repairs are not done in the proper manner and the occupants must wait several days or weeks to have their complaints addressed. Duck tape does not fix a window that needs repair, garbage disposal problems are fixed by an amateur, ceilings that are crumbling are not repaired, the list goes on and on. The wonderful seniors that live in this building are being abused and the woman in charge has an egocentric approach to the problems at Brashear Towers.
Brashear Towers needs new management so that seniors can spend their last years enjoying life. More activities should be allowed and seniors should be encouraged to visit with one another on a regular basis without fear of being reprimanded.
As the new (as of March 2010) Building Manager at Brashear Tower, I felt compelled to respond to the negative reviews posted here. Since I wasn't present during the time these reviews were written, I cannot objectively attest to the accuracy/inaccuracy of any of the statements that have been made. What I can attest to is that I, (along with my assistant Rebecca, also new to Brashear Tower as of late February 2010)am committed to doing the best we can to provide clean, safe, and comfortable living accomodations to all our residents. We also understand that each resident deserves to be treated with respect, and that their families need to have the peace of mind that Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa are happy and enjoying life in a welcoming environment that helps foster their continued independence. I'd also like to directly address a few items spoken of in the negative reviews: 1)We encourage our residents to organize social gatherings, and everyone is free to congregate and visit with each other in the common areas as they see fit. 2) We do our utmost to respond to maintenance items in a timely, professional manner, and utilize outside contractors if the scope of a problem goes beyond the expertise of our maintenance crew. 3) Brashear Tower is a 100% smoke-free building, and anyone discovered attempting to circumvent this rule is dealt with accordingly to ensure the comfort and well-being of all residents. To anyone who is searching for Independent Elderly Housing and is skeptical about Brashear Tower after reading the two reviews, I would like to make a request: Please come visit us, and form your own opinion. We would be happy to show you an example apartment, the common areas, and some of the things that Brashear Tower has to offer. Whether or not you or your loved one ends up deciding to live here, I'm confident that you will leave Brashear Tower with a positive impression. Sincerely, Tony B. Building Manager William Brashear Tower
10/13/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Brashear Towers is absolutely cruel! The building manager is a tyrant. She puts fear into the residents and has made it absolutely a prison. Residents are not allowed to sit and visit with each other in the lobby, they must stay in their units. There are areas on each floor that have a nice roomy space to have a table and few chairs and be able to look out the window, but this women has made it her rule that they may not sit there and visit or play cards. This is a federally owned building yet she allows smoking in it. Oh by the way she smokes! Many of the residents visit this smoking room and leave their oxygen tanks out the door. This seems like a huge fire risk! This building manager is a bully! She needs to be removed from this building yet no one will help these seniors. They live here in fear and are losing their wonderful spirits. This manager has major control and power issues and needs to be removed. This is such a crime. Beware of living here. She puts fear into these people that they will lose their homes is they don't comply with her rules.