Memory Care Open House

May 3, 2023 — We have opened 21 beautiful new Memory Care suites. Join us at our Open House Tours, speakers and lunch Tuesday, May 23rd 10:00am to 1:00pm Care Center Please RSVP to Adelia at 253-756-6278 or Get on our Priority Move In Wait List for best room choices! Featured Presentation and Speakers 1. “Planning for Long-Term... Read More

Is It The Right Time For Memory Care?

April 6, 2023 — You might be grappling with “Does My Loved One Need Memory Care?”  Or “Does She Need Assisted Living?”  These are  great questions that become very confusing as we start considering the next step in our loved ones future.  Franke Tobey Jones counsels people on a daily basis with these very questions and so many more. ... Read More

How Do We Choose the Right Memory Care Community?

April 6, 2023 — Perhaps no form of care requires more patience, compassion, or skill than caring for those living with memory loss. Finding the right memory care community and home away from home with a new family is essential in helping ensure a life of purpose and fulfillment for your loved one. First, you’ll need to find a community in... Read More

Does My Loved One Need Memory Care? Common Signs To Watch For

April 6, 2023 — Are you concerned about memory loss in yourself or a loved one?  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 or older (about one in nine Americans) are living with Alzheimer’s in 2022.  This jumps to 73 percent for ages 75 or older. The number of people with the disease doubles... Read More

Brand New Engaging Programing at Franke Tobey Jones Memory Care

April 6, 2023 — Starting in late 2022, Franke Tobey Jones embarked on a brand new way of engaging with residents in our memory care community. While Montessori is most often connected to learning for children, Montessori for dementia has been shown to be extremely effective in allowing the person with dementia to reconnect to a world they are... Read More

What Is The Difference Between Assisted Living and Memory Care?

January 5, 2023 — You might be noticing that your loved one has some memory loss and/or might need help in some activities of daily living like medication management or dressing.  But, does your loved one need memory care or assisted living? Memory care and assisted living are both forms of long-term care that can be provided to seniors... Read More

FTJ Offering More Memory Care Suites

December 9, 2022 — We have exciting news!  FTJ has started the process of converting 21 skilled nursing suites into memory care suites.  These will be available starting early 2023.  “With the demand for memory care increasing every year, we are thrilled to be able to offer more beautiful memory care suites starting early 2023,” says Michelle Olafson, FTJ... Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Companion and a Caregiver?

March 31, 2021 — Although people often use the terms interchangeably, there is a difference between a senior companion and a caregiver in terms of both responsibilities and training. What is a Companion? A companion has less or no training than a personal aide/caregiver and are best for people that need “non-medical” help with some or many aspects of... Read More