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Willowbrook Memory Care

Specialized Care for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Willowbrook Memory Care is a specialized assisted living community caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. All staff receive a certification by completing training through the Alzheimer’s Association®. At Willowbrook, we take the time to learn about each person, the things that make them unique and their individual life story.  

Dedicated to Dementia Care

Willowbrook is small, 14 cozy apartments, intentionally designed to create a homelike atmosphere, minimize distraction and provide engaging interactions.  Willowbrook is the only living community in our area dedicated to caring for people with dementia.  We believe that the lives of people with memory loss can be enriched with appropriate and compassionate memory care.  We’re here to help by providing a safe environment and dedicated around-the-clock staff. 

Connect with one of our friendly Senior Living Advisors to view more floor plans and discuss pricing options.
  • Contact
    Tami Smith Director, Thurston Cares Adult Day Center P: (269) 503-7800 F: (269) 503-7801 E:
  • Services
    Thurston Cares takes care of almost everything by providing highly trained staff, a home-like setting, and various options and activities. We let loved ones be loved ones again by lightening the caregiver load; our services include: Nutritious Meals Door-to-Door Transportation Engaging Activities Fitness and Exercise Social Interaction for Emotional Well-being Medications administered on the same routine you have in your home, allowing for continuity Peer interaction and making friends to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in your loved one Personal hygiene help, including safe showering
  • When to Consider Daytime Care
    Thurston Cares could be a great fit if your loved one: Is frail, has issues with memory or other medical conditions Struggles with meeting daily needs like bathing and taking medications correctly. Finds it challenging to initiate activities like reading, conversation, or watching television Could benefit from additional social interaction Is anxious or depressed because of isolation
  • Costs
    We offer flexible options for the cost of adult day services, including a sliding fee scale and often with the help of state and federal resources. Our program director can talk to you more about your situation, costs, and resources that may be available.
  • Open Hours
    Thurston Cares is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Optional Services
    Purchase any of these additional services to customize your experience. Additional Transportation Personal Care Assistance Laundry Services Housekeeping Additional Meals / Meal Delivery Internet/Wifi Garage Rental
  • Included Amenities
    Full Kitchen with all appliances provided Garbage Disposal Washer and Dryer Heating and Air Conditioning Scheduled Transportation Daily meal included Reserved Parking for Personal Vehicle Pet-Friendly Activities and day trips Emergency Response System Gas, Electric, Water, and Sewer Included Lawn Care Snow Removal Front door trash pick up Home Repair and Maintenance Appliance Repair and Maintenance Grounds Maintenance Large community space available for resident use Property tax included Property insurance included, we encourage a policy for resident contents and other personal property
  • Residency Information
    The Gables Apartments are ideal for people 55 and older who enjoy an active lifestyle and those looking to free themselves from the cost and time associated with maintaining a home. Enjoy recreational and social opportunities on our 100+ acre campus and many nearby services like a senior center and a fitness center.
  • Gables Pricing
    Choose an apartment floor plan and the financial option that suits your lifestyle, situation, and personal preference. Our entrance fee program provides life interest on your apartment and a small monthly service fee. You’re guaranteed to get 70% of your investment back, no matter how long you stay in your apartment, and this program starts to pay you back after only a couple of years of living at Thurston Woods Village. Rental options are also available for your apartment; we are confident that we have a financial option to suit your needs. Enjoy your maintenance-free, worry-free, tax and insurance-free apartment when you’re ready!
  • Froh Manor Residency Guidelines
    Criteria for Residency in Froh Manor Guidelines for prospective residents have been established according to applicable regulations and requirements. Individual cooperation is required to meet these guidelines and to provide a pleasant environment for each Manor resident. Must be 62 years of age or older. Must satisfy Income Requirements set by US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Must be able to meet requirements set by H.U.D. Must have good housekeeping, credit references and pass a criminal background check. Must provide the information requested in the application packet (and pay appropriate deposit and rent amounts). Building and campus is Smoke-free.
  • Included Features and Amenities
    Full kitchens with walk-in pantry, refrigerator, and stove Free antenna TV Separate bedroom and full bath Central lounge area and community room Secure entrance and exit Patio common area Personal lockable storage compartments Trash Pickup, grounds maintenance, and snow removal Heat, water, and sewer provided Activities and events Emergency pull cords in bedroom and bathroom Convenient to nearby shopping Within walking distance of Community Center and park
  • Optional Services
    Coined laundry area Cable TV WiFi
  • Froh Manor Pricing
    Froh Manor Apartments is our HUD-subsidized apartment building for independent seniors. The rent for these affordable apartments is based on income and includes a monthly utility credit with water, sewer, and heat provided: Monthly Rent: 30% of adjusted income Security Deposit: One month’s rent Additional/Optional Expenses: Phone service Purchase of air conditioner Personal laundry Electricity Cable
  • Included Amenities
    The Village Homes at Thurston Woods Village are appropriate for people 55 years and older who enjoy an active lifestyle. The Homes are a duplex style residence with many different options for floor plans and featuring lots of included amenities: Full Kitchen with all appliances provided Attached Garage Washer and Dryer Daily meal included Garbage Disposal Heating and Air Conditioning Lawn Care Snow Removal Front Door trash pick up Home Repair and Maintenance Appliance Repair and Maintenance Pet-Friendly Scheduled Transportation Grounds Maintenance Large community space available for resident use Activities and day trips Property Tax included Sound-Insulated Construction Emergency Response System Property Insurance included, we encourage a policy for resident contents and other personal property. Water, Sewer and cable television included
  • Optional Services
    Purchase any of these additional services to customize your experience. Additional Transportation Personal Care Assistance Laundry Services Housekeeping Additional Meals / Meal Delivery
  • Pricing
    Pricing Choose a duplex floor plan and the financial option that suits your lifestyle, situation, and personal preference. Our entrance fee program provides life interest on your duplex and a small monthly service fee. You never have to worry about selling your home, realtors, realtor fees, or special arrangements, and you’re guaranteed to get 70% of your investment back, no matter how long you stay in your home. This program starts to pay you back after only a few years of living at Thurston Woods Village. Enjoy your maintenance-free, worry-free, tax and insurance-free home when you’re ready!
  • Villa Residency Guidelines
    The Villa is appropriate for people 55 years and older, who need extra support for their care needs but don’t meet the criteria for skilled nursing. Often people move to the Villa because they are experiencing these type of difficulties at home: Falling frequently Difficulty managing medications correctly Increase in care needs (needing help with bathing, getting dressed, etc.) Social isolation Caregiver stress
  • Accommodations
    Each private living area features a bed/sitting room combination with a half bath and is furnished with a bed, three-drawer nightstand, built-in dresser and closet space. Bed linens, towels and wash clothes are supplied. Residents may bring their own twin bed and under counter type refrigerator if they wish and may further decorate with additional furniture, drapes, linens, plants, etc., to suit their individual tastes. Features Include: Individual resident room key 24 hour emergency/assistance call system Safety assist bars in bathroom Valences and blinds Basic cable television service Pre-wired telephone jack (phone hookup and service are the resident’s responsibility) Individual heat and air conditioning controls WiFi available Additional Features: Paved walking path Whirlpool for bathing Individual lock mailboxes Coin laundry for personal laundry Fire alarm and sprinkler system with automatic fire and smoke doors Beauty/Barber shop Short term residency periods Room Dimensions: (see pdf below)
  • Residency Process
    Residency Process A residency and financial application will need to be completed for admission to the Villa. We will need information from your physician that shows your current health status and medications. An assessment will be completed prior to admission to ensure that care needs can be met in the Villa.
  • Included Amenities
    24-Hour Staffing and call system Personal Care Assistance Medication Assistance Three Meals per day Housekeeping Laundry Services Heating and Air Conditioning Emergency Response System Individual Resident Room Key ​Basic Cable Individual Lock Mailboxes Activities and Outings Repair and Maintenance Several patios and outside gathering spaces
  • Optional Services
    Purchase any of these additional services to customize your experience. Wi-Fi Podiatry Beauty/Barber Shop Transportation Rehabilitation Therapies
  • Froh Community Home Pricing
    Costs Semi-Private room = $305.00 per day Private room = $346.00 per day Licensed Medicare and Medicaid. Pro-rated per day fee will be charged at the time of admission for remaining days of the month. Potential Additional Charges based on the payment source Guests Meals Medication Physical Therapy Speech Therapy Occupational Therapy Air Mattresses Transportation (non-emergency for tests, doctor or dental visits) Barber/Beauty Personal long distance telephone call Hold-a-Bed Incontinence products (“Attends”) Oxygen/Concentrator rental
  • Guidelines for Admission
    Froh Community Home provides skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. We are certified to accept Medicare and Medicaid and many insurances. A person can qualify for admission to Froh Community Home in various ways. We may make an initial assessment visit to the applicant's home, hospital, or another facility to make sure we can provide the care and treatment needed. We will require the physician to provide us with medical records and other information to help us establish our ability to care for you. Please contact us to learn more about admission to Froh Community Home.
  • Services
    The Froh Community Home has a rich and long history of caring for people in our community who need rehabilitation services and skilled nursing care. We have a reputation as an exceptional health care provider, one we’ve earned and validated by many local, State and National awards. Our home offers a wide array of services including highly skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, activities, transportation, and social services just to mention a few. We use a person centered philosophy for care at our home, we want our residents to make their own choices whenever possible. Our staff is available at any time and visiting hours are 24 hours daily. Services Include: Two Medical Directors available 2-3 times per week Short-stay and long-term rehabilitation is our specialty and staffed 6-7 days a week. Psychiatrist available Quarterly care team meetings with resident/family and/or as needed meetings. Staff that have been specially trained in dealing with difficult situations and behaviors Activities that are engaging and meaningful Assistance with daily care needs, including medications, activities of daily living, skilled nursing care for treatments and wound care. Social Services to assist residents with mental health needs, planning for discharge and admission, advance directive planning and other medically related social services. Residents that need exercises and functional skills to maintain their level of function are provided daily restorative therapy programs. Nutritious meals with a menu developed by a Registered Dietitian who also oversees clinical nutrition issues such as weight loss. Other Onsite Services: Podiatry Service Dental Services Hair Care (appointments for weekly, every other week, or as needed) Vision Care Transportation Laundry
  • Accommodations
    Rooms Each semi-private room feature a twin size bed with a pressure relieving mattress, over bed table, night stand and built in dresser and closet. We encourage families and residents to make the room “homelike” by allowing radios, pictures, shelves, stands and of course the favorite chair. Semi-Private Room (Approx. 17 x 12.5) Bathroom: Toilet and Sink (Approx. 5 x 5) Closet For Each (Approx. 3 x 8) Over Bed Light Call Light Two Drawer Built in Chest Air Conditioning Television Refrigerator is available at the kitchen for resident’s carry in items


Each of our private apartments have a studio style layout, with a combination sitting room and bedroom, featuring a private half bath.  This layout creates a nice space with ample room for personalization and distinct living and sleeping areas.  Equally as important, apartments are small enough to help maintain independence as functional level may change with progression of dementia.   We encourage decorating/furnishing with items familiar to each person to produce a space that is inviting and recognizable. 

What's Next?

Please call Fanesse Barton, Director of Willowbrook Memory Care at: 269-651-7841 and schedule a consultation and tour. Feel free to email:

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