Coach Stop Manor, located at 2003 West Jefferson Ave., is one of the oldest businesses in the Trenton. It holds vast memories of visitors and families who have lived on its premise.
Nowadays it serves as a senior residential home specializing in the care of those who are having difficulty with their memories.
“We can care for up to six Alzheimer or dementia patients in our cozy home,” owner Krishelle Kohler said.
Kohler’s own father had Alzheimer’s, but that wasn’t the reason she entered the field of home care.
“I was working at a deli after graduating from Wayne State University and my friends, the Hoopers, called and offered me a great opportunity at their Eldercare business in Grosse Ile,” Kohler said.
Two decades later she is part owner of Eldercare and has owned the Coach Stop Manor since 2002.
“We really attract excellent caregivers at our facility,” she said. “Even though she was working for an attorney, Denise Cosgrove went to school for her certification just to worked with us — all because of her personal experience at the Manor.
“Her dad was being cared for by Eldercare and then eventually resided at Coach Stop,” Kohler said. “She loved what we did to help him and she wanted to help others, too.”
Over the years the group has cared for many families and the families use the home as their own.
“We have hosted baby showers and birthday parties for the families so the patients can be included,” Kohler said. “We even have a pool table and outdoor patio, which they enjoy when the sun is out.”
Kohler is very active with the Southern Wayne County Chamber as a board member and Ambassador, and is the current Trenton Business Association president. The facility is currently at capacity, but a wait list is available. Call for information or a tour, (734) 692-0564.