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Upcoming Understanding Dementia Classes

February 22, 2024 — Jake Gamble from Generations Home Care will, once again, be presenting four Understanding Dementia classes this spring.  If you’ve ever attended any of his classes you know how wonderful they are.  He is a deeply compassionate person with a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with people with memory loss and their loved ones coping... Read More

Managing Problem Behaviors in Dementia

February 13, 2024 — Individuals dealing with dementia often display inappropriate or unpleasant behaviors as part of their illness.  In general, it is helpful to identify the causes of problem behaviors so that triggers and be avoided and the reaction averted. Observe the body language and try to figure out what the person is trying to communicate non-verbally. What... Read More

FTJ Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group

December 10, 2023 — Our FTJ Memory Care Resident Care Supervisor, Vivienne Campbell, and FTJ Social Services Coordinator, Maggie Conley, have recently started an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group for FTJ resident family members.  The goal of this support group is to help people navigate the memory loss journey they are having with their loved one which is completely different for... Read More

Memory Care – Specials Through the End of the Year

November 1, 2023 — We are excited to announce that if you or your loved one moves into our beautiful Memory Care by the end of the year, you will receive:  50% off your first two month’s rent. Why FTJ Is Exceptional Our Memory Care specializes in seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementias. We have higher staff to resident... Read More

Memory Care – Couples Special

November 1, 2023 — If you’re living with a spouse or partner who has cognitive decline, you have most likely taken on the role of caregiver. We know that caring for a spouse can be stressful on your relationship as well as your physical and emotional health.  Many couples are experiencing this situation, and because of this we allow... Read More

Is It Dementia?

November 1, 2023 — How do you know if you or your loved one is experiencing dementia? It’s important to see a doctor to get a diagnosis because there are a number of other conditions that can cause memory loss and cognitive decline, such as depression, anxiety, and vitamin deficiencies. Dementia is a general term for a decline in... Read More

Do You Need Some Free Assistance For A Loved One Who Feels Isloated?

November 1, 2023 — As people age, there are many reasons they may become isolated and withdraw from social interaction.  Many older adults become isolated due to declining health or giving up driving.  We know that isolation impacts our mood, diet, and overall health.  At MultiCare Celebrate Seniority we have a focus on addressing social isolation through two of... Read More

Is It Time To Get Help?

October 6, 2023 — It’s hard to say for sure without knowing more about your situation or a loved one’s situation, however, if you are noticing changes in your or a loved one’s physical health, mental health and/or social needs, it may be time to evaluate the situation. This assessment might help you determine if it’s time to get... Read More

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 anunn@franketobeyjones.com 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

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Memory Care Facility in Tacoma

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