For more than 30 years, Briarwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has prided itself on being a place and a face that its community can trust and its residents can feel comfortable in.
Briarwood is a 120-bed facility that specializes in both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, providing the flexibility to meet each and every client’s needs, without sacrificing care quality — of which the team at Briarwood aspires for the highest of standards.
Be it transient rehabilitation or extended stay retirement, the staff is committed to creating and maintaining a supportive relationship that reinforces the dignity of every resident. This relationship-building transcends the here and now and translates to generational resident care. There is, perhaps, no better example of this embodiment than the center’s administrator, Joan Robbins.
Robbins was literally raised in a nursing home, by her mother, who also worked in the profession. Robbins became a nursing assistant at age 13 and has dedicated her entire life since to the practice. After attaining her LPN and RN designations, Robbins became the director of nurses at Briarwood. When her mother retired from the administrator position at the center, Robbins was next in line, and the torch was seamlessly passed to the next generation of leadership at Briarwood.
“Our organization is special because we are third-generation employees providing care for, oftentimes, third-generation residents,” Robbins says proudly. “We are like a family with everyone — staff and residents.”