Featured Apartment of the Month: Memory Care #41

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Our beautiful new Memory Care suites are open and residents are moving in!  This is a perfect time to choose the best suite for your loved one(s).  Memory Care Suite #41 looks out onto the beautiful garden and gazebo area. $7,250/month plus level of care.

Our Memory Care specializes in seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Our unique approach to memory care features a small group of residents who live together in a home-like setting with secured outside courtyards, many gathering spaces, 24 hour supervision and support. It is not necessary to live at FTJ first.

New Montessori-Inspired Memory Care Programming

Starting in late 2022, Franke Tobey Jones embarked on a brand new way of engaging with residents in our Memory Care. 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 losing access to. Through sensory experiences and hands-on programing, those who have dementia are better able to reconnect with pleasant events and memories of the past and experience the positive emotions of remembered events.  For more information click here.

Memory Care Suites Feature

  • Large private suite with private bathroom/shower
  • Multiple large gathering areas
  • Private, secure outside courtyards
  • Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, activity professionals and nursing assistants, each day is guided  by our 24 hour staff, and daily routine is structured to maximize quality of life for each resident
  • A licensed nurse is available to administer medications and assist with emergencies
  • Program includes assistance with activities of daily living including medications, bathing and dressing to ensure that needs are met
  • A variety of meaningful activities including Montessori–inspired programming designed to enhance residents’ strengths while bringing enjoyment to their days
  • Residents can enjoy quiet times with other residents and staff in various indoor and outdoor community spaces

Memory Care Suites Include

  • Three delicious meals a day served family-style in the Memory Care dining room
  • Weekly housekeeping: bed linens and towels are laundered and supplied weekly, and a laundry room is available for personal use.  FTJ can also launder personal clothes for a fee.
  • Transportation to medical appointments five days a week
  • Utilities include cable and local phone service

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Your needs are always a priority for us. For a tour or more information, please call 253-752-6621, or visit

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Garden Apartment #306 – Independent Living

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It has been quite a long time since we’ve had an availability in the Garden Apartments.   This lovely north facing 614 square foot has large windows that face out over the park and a full kitchen. The monthly rent of $3,455 ($55K Entrance Fee) includes:

  • Continental breakfast three days a week
  • Happy Hour every Thursday
  • Housekeeping twice monthly
  • Maintenance of building exterior, all grounds and common spaces
  • Activities and fitness classes, fitness machines and personal trainers
  • FTJ Senior University
  • Transportation
  • Kitchen with built-in full size range, microwave oven, dishwasher and garbage disposal
  • In-apartment stackable washer and dryer
  • Fire, burglary, emergency services monitored on-site
  • Secured building
  • Electricity (including A/C), gas, water, sewer, garbage, standard cable television, property taxes and building insurance
  • One free covered parking space per apartment

Enjoy an apartment home with all the conveniences and security of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) campus. The Garden Apartments, built in 2004, are 1, 2 and 2 bedroom plus den apartments with a well-appointed layout. They come fully equipped and provide the independence and support active seniors are looking for in retirement living, including a Concierge. Garden Apartment residents enjoy all of the benefits of Franke Tobey Jones residency and socialization, while providing a more private setting perfectly located near Point Defiance Park, the waterfront and downtown Tacoma.

Other Features

  • Window blinds
  • Storage area off deck or patio and storage space in the lower level of the building
  • Up to $25 Bistro Café credit per month/person
  • Concierge assistance with errand services
  • 10 days FTJ Health Care Benefit accrued over 5 years. (2 days per year x 5 years = 10 days) per apartment (not per person).
  • Maintenance of exterior, heating, ventilation, plumbing, electrical and security systems
  • Use of all common area facilities, parlors, lounges

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Tobey Jones Building #454 – Independent Living with Services

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One of the nice features of the historic Tobey Jones building is that every apartment is different, and every apartment has interesting skylights and/or angles and/or features. Apartment #454, a one-bedroom apartment, has great pitched room skylights which makes this apartment bright even on cloudy days. It also has a nice kitchenette and dining nook. The monthly rent is $4,300 has no “buy in” and includes the following amenities:

  • 3 wonderful, chef prepared meals a day
  • Cheerful weekly housekeeping
  • Transportation to and from doctor appointments and shopping, five days a week
  • Many fitness classes
  • Woodshop and Craft room
  • Senior University—life long learning
  • More activities, trips and tours than you can imagine!

Your needs are always a priority to us. For more information regarding this apartment, other available apartments, or any questions you may have regarding retirement living, please call Shirley Robbins or Carole Velez at 253-752-6621 or visit 

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Care Center – Skilled Nursing, starts at $430/day

In our NEW private pay Care Center, all the rooms are private with full private bathrooms. Your care is our highest priority with a 24-hour staff of RNs, LPNs and CNAs. Some supplies and/or therapy services may be billed through Medicare B. We can assist with long term care insurance.  It is not necessary to live at FTJ first. We are not a designated COVID skilled nursing facility. See skilled nursing building  video at

Skilled Nursing Features

  • Large private suites with private full bathroom/shower
  • Skilled staff—24 hour licensed clinical staff, nursing services, restorative care, social services and dietician to oversee special dietary needs
  • Activity Program—we seek to meet all types of leisure needs; physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social. Above all, we strive to bring meaning and purpose, along with care and compassion, into the lives of our residents.
  • Special Programs including individualized restorative nursing program
  • Contracted hospice services
  • Beautiful great room, dining rooms, outside patios and indoor/outdoor gathering rooms.
  • Access to a dental services, podiatry, audiology and massage therapist (for a fee)
  • Contracted Physical Therapist on duty five days per week
  • Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy available on an as needed basis


  • Meals—three delicious meals a day are served in a private dining room supervised by licensed nursing staff.
  • All rooms are furnished with a TV, electric bed, night stand, closet, chair, phone and safe.
  • All utilities including local phone and basic cable.
  • Weekly housekeeping. Bed linens and towels are laundered and supplied weekly.
  • Personal laundry services are available.
  • Nursing services include medication management, wound management and oxygen services.
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments and activities.
  • Emergency call features.

 Skilled Nursing Common Area Video

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