What happens when you or your loved one needs more care?

When more care is needed, the admission process involves establishing a Primary Care Physician (PCP), submitting an application with medical records, providing a medication list, and completing a health assessment. You’ll also need to pick an apartment (Assisted Living) or suite (Memory Care) and prepare for the move.

What are some tips for a smoother transition?

Making the move to a senior living community can be difficult. Involve your loved one in the decision-making process, reassure them about visits, bring familiar items to help them feel comfortable, label clothing, be patient during the transition, and consider writing a one-page story about your loved one so the staff can get to know your loved one quickly.

Is there a difference between Assisted Living and Memory Care?

Yes, assisted living helps with daily living activities while promoting independence, while memory care is specialized for seniors with dementia. Memory Care offers guided days and staff are trained to address cognitive impairments.


Memory Care:

What is Memory Care?

A memory care community is a specialized type of assisted living designed for seniors with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. It provides a safe and supportive environment for residents with cognitive impairments.

What services are offered in Memory Care?

Memory Care provides guided days to ensure residents don’t have to worry about what to do next. Staff are specially trained to understand and respond to the unique needs of people with dementia.

How much does Memory Care cost?

The cost of memory care depends on the level of care services required and the type of room that is selected. Visit our pricing page for additional information.

How do you ensure the safety of residents with memory impairment?

The FTJ Memory Care building is a locked building so residents are unable to get out without the help of staff. We also provide a 24-hour guided day and care, which means the residents are checked on regularly.

What activities and programs are offered for residents with dementia?

With FTJ’s 24 hour guided day there are activities happening nearly all day long, plus our new Montessori program where inspired activities give residents real hands on experiences every day. Some activities include seated exercise, bingo, craft projects, happy hours, chair yoga, music, short story reading, chair dancing, flower arranging and so much more. Click here for our activity calendars:

How do you handle behavioral challenges in residents with dementia?

The first thing to understand is that adverse behaviors are usually an expression of un-met needs, so initially it is important to rule out any needs…is the resident in pain? hungry? tired ? thirsty? wet? Addressing the unmet need may in many cases alleviate the behavior. Every resident is different so there is no “one size fits all” approach. If a resident is acting out, resisting care or behaving inappropriately, we assure their safety and give them some time and space to calm down then re-attempt the task. This can take several tries and we might need to introduce a new face to gain the resident’s trust and cooperation. In some cases, a consultation with a psychiatrist is necessary to assess the resident for pharmaceutical interventions.

Are visiting hours restricted for Memory Care residents?

FTJ is available 24/7/365 to resident family members.

Can residents with dementia have personal belongings in their suites?

Absolutely! The room is left empty upon move-in on purpose so the resident can fill it with all those things that are familiar and special to them. We do encourage folks to leave valuable items at home, and to consider replacing valuable sentimental jewelry (wedding rings for instance) with a less expensive costume jewelry substitute.


Assisted Living:

What is Assisted Living?

An assisted living facility is a type of senior housing that provides assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) while promoting independence and social engagement. It’s for seniors who need help with ADLs but don’t require skilled nursing care.

What services are offered in Assisted Living?

Assisted Living offers medication management, bathing, dressing, escorting to and from meals, personal laundry, transportation to medical appointments, stores, and activities.

How much does assisted living cost?

The cost of assisted living depends on the type of bedroom selected as well as the level of care services required. Visit our pricing page for additional information.

What level of assistance is provided with daily activities?

FTJ offers a full range of assistance.  Some of these include medication management, diabetic management, bathing, dressing/grooming, meal delivery, escorts and more.  View our assisted living assessment tool.

How do you ensure social engagement for Assisted Living Residents?

There are many activities scheduled for Assisted Living residents in which they can choose.  We also offer reminders to attend activities.  A sample of some of these include:  exercise, movies, conversation corner, games, happy hours, Yahtzee, music performances, church services, trivia, Rummy card game, Name that Tune, Uno card game, and so much more.  Click here to see the full calendar:  https://www.franketobeyjones.com/community/events/program-calendars/

Are there options for different apartment sizes in Assisted Living?

Yes, FTJ offers everything from studio apartments to two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments.

Can residents personalize their living spaces in Assisted Living?

Absolutely!  The apartments are empty upon move in so residents can bring their favorite furniture and accessories…to make it their own.

Is there an emergency response system in place for Assisted Living residents?

Yes.  FTJ apartments have pull cords so if the resident is experiencing distress, they can pull the cord and help will come.  Also, if a resident has not let us know that they won’t be at a particular meal and the resident does not show up for that meal, a team member will check on them to make sure they are okay.

What is the dining experience like in Assisted Living?

FTJ has a beautiful dining room where the residents sit at a table with four to six people, and are served all three meals each day by an attentive waitstaff.  FTJ also has wonderful chef-prepared meals to entice the senses and appetite.