Frequently Asked Questions


Q: If I am interested in touring Bob and Corky's what should I do? 

If you are interested in touring Bob and Corky's and experiencing our welcoming atmosphere firsthand, we encourage you to reach out to us directly. We have an in-house placement process and manage our own waitlist, ensuring a personalized and efficient experience for prospective residents and their families.

To schedule a tour of our facilities and learn more about the exceptional care we provide, please contact us directly. We kindly request that you reach out to us before engaging with any third parties to ensure that we can provide you with accurate information and guide you through the process personally.

We look forward to speaking with you, answering any questions you may have, and arranging a tour that allows you to see the warmth, comfort, and care that defines Bob and Corky's Care Homes.

Q: How do I know if it's the right time to consider residential care for my loved one?

At Bob and Corky's, we understand that determining the right time to consider residential care for a loved one is a significant decision. It's natural to have concerns and questions. Here are some factors to consider:

1. Safety and Well-being: Assess your loved one's safety at home. If they are facing challenges in managing daily activities, such as bathing, medication management, or mobility, residential care may offer a safer environment with round-the-clock assistance.

2. Social Isolation: Look for signs of social isolation or loneliness in your loved one. Residential care provides opportunities for social engagement, companionship, and a sense of community, which can greatly enhance their overall well-being.

3. Caregiver Stress: Evaluate the impact of caregiving responsibilities on your own well-being and the well-being of your loved one. If providing adequate care becomes overwhelming or affects your ability to meet their needs, it might be time to consider professional residential care.

4. Declining Physical or Cognitive Health: Observe any significant changes in your loved one's physical health or cognitive abilities. Conditions such as Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia may require specialized memory care services that residential facilities can provide.

5. Professional Assessment: Consult with healthcare professionals, such as doctors, geriatric specialists, or social workers, who can evaluate your loved one's medical condition and help you make an informed decision about the appropriate level of care required.

At Bob and Corky's, we believe in personalized care plans tailored to meet each individual's unique needs. Our experienced staff can conduct assessments and consultations to help determine if the time is right for residential care. We understand the concerns you may have, and we are here to provide guidance, support, and compassion throughout the decision-making process.

Q: How can I ensure my loved one's comfort and well-being in your residential care facility?

At Bob and Corky's, ensuring the comfort and well-being of our residents is our top priority. Here's how we strive to provide a nurturing and supportive environment:

1. Personalized Care: We take the time to understand each resident's unique needs, preferences, and interests. Our dedicated staff develops personalized care plans that address their physical, emotional, and social well-being.

2. Quality Staff: Our team consists of compassionate and trained professionals who are committed to providing exceptional care. They are attentive, respectful, and genuinely invested in the happiness and comfort of our residents.

3. Safe and Welcoming Environment: Our residential facilities are designed to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We maintain a clean, comfortable, and secure environment where residents can feel at home. Safety measures are in place to ensure their well-being.

4. Engaging Activities: We offer a range of activities and programs tailored to residents' interests and abilities. These activities promote social interaction, mental stimulation, and physical engagement, enhancing their overall quality of life.

5. Nutritious Meals: Our chef takes pride in providing delicious and nutritious meals. We accommodate dietary needs and preferences, ensuring residents receive well-balanced and enjoyable dining experiences.

6. Regular Communication: We value open and transparent communication with residents and their families. We actively involve families in care planning and provide updates on their loved one's well-being. Our staff is readily available to address any concerns or answer questions.

7. Health and Wellness Support: We have a team of healthcare professionals, including a house doctor, professionally trained caregivers, and a physical therapist, available to support the medical needs of our residents. Medication management, health monitoring, and coordination of medical appointments are part of our comprehensive care.

At Bob and Corky's, we go above and beyond to create an environment where residents feel comfortable, cared for, and valued. Our commitment to their comfort and well-being is unwavering, and we continuously strive to exceed their expectations. Your loved one's happiness and overall quality of life are at the heart of everything we do.

Q: How will I stay involved in my loved one's care once they move into your facility? 

At Bob and Corky's, we understand the importance of family involvement and the peace of mind it brings to our residents. We believe in fostering strong relationships with families and ensuring their continued involvement in their loved one's care. Here's how we facilitate family involvement:

1. Open Communication: We prioritize open and transparent communication with families. Our staff is readily available to address any concerns, provide updates on your loved one's well-being, and answer any questions you may have. We encourage regular communication and welcome family visits to stay connected with your loved one.

2. Care Planning and Involvement: We involve families in the care planning process. We value your insights and input, as you know your loved one best. Together, we develop personalized care plans that align with their individual needs, preferences, and goals. We maintain ongoing communication to ensure the care plan evolves as needs change.

3. Participating in Activities: Families are encouraged to participate in our residents' activities and events. Joining your loved one in recreational activities, outings, and special celebrations helps foster a sense of togetherness and creates meaningful memories.

5. Collaborative Decision-Making: We value family input in important decisions regarding your loved one's care. We believe in working together as a team to ensure the best possible outcomes. Your perspectives, insights, and suggestions are essential in providing the highest quality of care.

6. Virtual Engagement: We understand that physical distance may sometimes hinder regular visits. In such cases, we offer virtual engagement options, such as video calls, to help you stay connected with your loved one and participate in their care remotely.

At Bob and Corky's, we consider families an integral part of our extended family. We believe that your involvement in your loved one's care enhances their overall well-being and contributes to their happiness. Our commitment to open communication, collaboration, and personalized care ensures that you remain actively involved in your loved one's journey with us.

Q: How can I help my loved one adjust to their new living arrangements in a residential care facility? 

At Bob and Corky's, we understand that transitioning to a residential care facility can be a significant change for your loved one. We are committed to ensuring a smooth and comfortable adjustment process. Here are some ways you can help your loved one during this transition:

1. Emotional Support: Your loved one may experience a range of emotions during this transition. Offering them reassurance, understanding, and empathy can go a long way in helping them adjust. Regular visits, phone calls, and positive encouragement can provide a sense of comfort and familiarity.

2. Familiar Belongings: Encourage your loved one to bring personal items from home, such as photographs, favorite books, or cherished possessions. Having familiar items in their new living space can create a sense of continuity and make the environment feel more like home. We will happily mount any artwork or pictures you bring.

3. Exploring the Facility: Visit our homes together and take the time to explore the different areas and amenities. This can help your loved one become acquainted with their new surroundings, meet the staff, and gain a sense of belonging within the community.

4. Engaging in Activities: Encourage your loved one to participate in activities and social events offered at Bob and Corky's Involvement in group activities can help them establish new friendships, find common interests, and feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

5. Communicate with Staff: Establish open lines of communication with our caring staff members. They can provide updates on your loved one's progress, address any concerns, and offer insights into their daily routines and activities. Regular communication with staff helps build trust and ensures that your loved one's needs are met.

6. Patience and Understanding: Adjusting to a new living arrangement takes time. Encourage your loved one to express their feelings and concerns openly. Patience, understanding, and a listening ear can make a significant difference in their transition journey.

At Bob and Corky's, we are dedicated to supporting your loved one every step of the way. Our compassionate team is here to provide personalized care, create a welcoming environment, and help them feel at home. Our move-in specialist, Cassidy has many years of experience with this transition and will be able to support throughout. With your support and our expertise, we strive to make the adjustment process as smooth and comfortable as possible for your loved one.

Q: What is the staff to resident ratio? 

At Bob and Corky's, we prioritize providing attentive and personalized care to each resident. We understand the importance of maintaining an optimal staff-to-resident ratio to ensure the highest quality of care and attention. Our staffing ratios are as follows:

From 7am to 7pm, we maintain a ratio of one staff member for every three residents. This ensures that our staff can dedicate ample time and attention to each individual, addressing their specific needs, providing assistance, and fostering meaningful connections.

From 7pm to 7am, our staffing ratio adjusts to one staff member for every six residents. While the ratio slightly increases during nighttime hours, rest assured that our dedicated staff remains committed to providing round-the-clock support, ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents.

By maintaining appropriate staffing ratios, we can ensure that our residents receive the care, assistance, and companionship they need at any time of the day or night. We strive to create a warm and nurturing environment where residents feel valued, respected, and supported throughout their stay at Bob and Corky's.

Q: How many caregivers are on staff overnight? Do they sleep? 

At Bob and Corky's, we have one dedicated overnight staff member who remains awake and vigilant throughout the night. We understand the importance of providing continuous care and supervision to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents during nighttime hours. Our overnight staff member is available to assist residents as needed, respond to any emergencies, and provide support and comfort throughout the night. Rest assured that your loved one will have a caregiver present and attentive to their needs throughout the entire night.

Q: Is there an RN on staff? 

At Bob and Corky's, while we do not have a registered nurse (RN) on staff, we ensure that all our staff members are well-trained in first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). They possess the necessary skills to handle emergencies and provide immediate care to residents if needed.

Our staff members are trained to recognize signs that may indicate a resident requires outside medical care. In such cases, we prioritize the well-being of our residents and promptly arrange for appropriate medical attention, including transferring them to a hospital if necessary. The safety and health of our residents are of utmost importance to us, and our diligent and attentive staff remain vigilant in monitoring their well-being.

While an RN may not be present on-site, we maintain close relationships with healthcare professionals and external resources to ensure that our residents receive the necessary medical care and attention they require. Our commitment to providing quality care remains unwavering, and we continually strive to enhance the well-being and safety of our residents.

Q: What type of training does your staff receive?

At Bob and Corky's, we prioritize the ongoing training and professional development of our staff to ensure the highest level of care for our residents. Our staff members undergo comprehensive training programs that encompass various essential areas. Here are some examples of the training our staff receives:

1. Dementia Training: Our staff receives specialized training in dementia care, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to support residents with memory impairments and cognitive challenges.

2. Medication Training: We provide thorough training on medication management, ensuring that our staff understands the proper procedures for administering and monitoring medications, promoting resident safety and well-being.

3. Postural Support: Our staff is trained in techniques to assist residents with mobility and positioning, ensuring their comfort, safety, and proper body alignment.

4. Residents' Rights: We emphasize the importance of respecting and upholding the rights of our residents. Our staff receives training on residents' rights, privacy, dignity, and promoting autonomy.

5. Fire Safety: Safety is paramount at our facilities. Our staff undergoes fire safety training to ensure they are well-prepared to handle emergency situations and maintain a safe environment for our residents.

6. CPR and First Aid: All staff members are trained in CPR and first aid techniques, enabling them to respond promptly and effectively in case of medical emergencies.

These are just a few examples of the training our staff members receive. Additionally, our team undergoes continuous education and annual training to stay updated on best practices, industry standards, and emerging trends in senior care. By investing in ongoing training, we ensure that our staff remains skilled, knowledgeable, and capable of providing the highest quality care to our residents.

At Bob and Corky's, we believe that well-trained and compassionate staff members are instrumental in creating a nurturing and supportive environment for our residents. We are committed to maintaining a highly competent team that is dedicated to the well-being and happiness of those under our care.

Q: How are medications managed?

At Bob and Corky's, medication management is a top priority. We have an on-staff med tech who oversees medication administration and ensures the proper handling and dispensing of medications. Additionally, our lead caregivers receive annual training on medication dispensing to enhance their knowledge and skills in this critical area.

To ensure the safety and security of medications, we have a locked cabinet where all medications are stored on-site. Our dedicated staff takes responsibility for managing and administering medications to residents according to their prescribed schedules.

We understand the importance of accurate medication management in maintaining our residents' well-being, and our trained staff members diligently follow proper protocols and procedures to ensure the safe handling and distribution of medications. Your loved one's medication needs will be effectively and carefully managed by our knowledgeable and attentive team.

Q: How do you help residents maintain cognitive functioning?

At Bob and Corky's, we place a strong emphasis on helping our residents maintain cognitive functioning. We understand that cognitive health is as important as physical well-being. To support our residents in this aspect, we incorporate various cognitive brain exercises and stimulating activities into their daily routines.

Engaging games such as bingo, trivia, and art are regularly organized to promote mental agility, memory recall, and problem-solving skills. We also offer opportunities for residents to enjoy live music, which has been shown to have positive effects on cognitive function and emotional well-being.

These activities are especially significant for residents with cognitive challenges, such as dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). By regularly exercising their minds, we aim to slow cognitive decline, enhance cognitive abilities, and improve overall quality of life.

Our dedicated staff is trained to use a range of cognitive tools and approaches to help residents think critically, maintain mental acuity, and preserve cognitive functioning. We strive to create a supportive environment that fosters cognitive stimulation and engagement for each individual.

At Bob and Corky's, we are committed to providing personalized care that addresses the unique cognitive needs of our residents. Through tailored activities and cognitive exercises, we aim to promote cognitive health, maximize cognitive functioning, and support our residents in living fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Q: What is your specific memory care/dementia plan? Was it developed with the assistance of a doctor? 

At Bob and Corky's, we understand the unique needs of residents with memory care or dementia-related conditions. We have develop a specific care plan tailored to each individual resident, taking into consideration their cognitive skills, background, and specific requirements.

Our memory care/dementia plan is carefully designed to provide personalized support, promote cognitive stimulation, and ensure the safety and well-being of our residents. We collaborate with medical professionals, including doctors, to gather comprehensive information and insights regarding each resident's condition and create a plan that addresses their specific needs.

In developing our memory care/dementia plan, we refer to established guidelines and assessment tools such as the form 602A or the Physician's Report for Community Care Facility. These resources help us gain a deeper understanding of each resident's cognitive abilities, challenges, and preferences, allowing us to create a plan that is comprehensive, effective, and person-centered.

Our dedicated staff receives specialized training to implement the memory care/dementia plan effectively, ensuring that residents receive the appropriate level of care, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), cognitive stimulation, and emotional support. We continuously monitor and assess residents' needs, making adjustments to the care plan as required to ensure the highest quality of care.

At Bob and Corky's, we are committed to providing exceptional memory care for our residents with dementia-related conditions. By working closely with medical professionals and tailoring care plans to each resident's unique situation, we strive to create an environment that supports their cognitive abilities, preserves their dignity, and enhances their overall well-being.

Q: How do you address fall risks?

At Bob and Corky's, we take fall risks seriously and have comprehensive measures in place to address them. We utilize various alarm systems, including chair alarms, bed alarms, and floor alarms, to help prevent falls and ensure prompt assistance when needed.

Our attentive staff identifies residents who may be at a higher risk for falls and creates personalized care plans specifically tailored to their transfers and mobility needs. These care plans outline specific protocols and strategies to mitigate fall risks and promote safe movement.

We prioritize staff training to ensure that all members of our team are well-informed and equipped to implement these measures effectively. By raising awareness and providing proper training, we strive to maintain a vigilant environment where resident safety is a top priority.

Our commitment to addressing fall risks goes beyond alarms and care plans. We also regularly assess the physical environment, making necessary modifications and implementing proactive measures to minimize hazards and promote resident safety.

At Bob and Corky's, the well-being of our residents is paramount, and we continuously work to create a secure and supportive environment that reduces fall risks and enhances their overall safety and quality of life.

Q: Does a doctor make regular scheduled visits?

Click here and start typing. Eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur at vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium Yes, at Bob and Corky's, we have a dedicated house doctor who makes regular scheduled visits to our care homes. These visits are designed to provide convenient access to medical care for our residents. One of the benefits of having a house doctor is that there is no need for residents or their families to make appointments outside of the facility. Our house doctor works closely with our staff to ensure prompt attention to any medication adjustments, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), or changes in dietary needs.

Having a house doctor allows for efficient communication and coordination between the medical team and our staff, ensuring that any necessary changes or interventions can be implemented quickly and effectively. This arrangement helps to streamline the healthcare process, providing our residents with timely and personalized medical care within the comfort of our care homes.

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Q: Do you accommodate special diets? 

Absolutely! At Bob and Corky's, we understand the importance of accommodating special diets to meet the unique needs and preferences of our residents. We work closely with families and medical professionals to determine specific dietary requirements.

Whether it's mechanical chopped, pureed, or other modified textures, we ensure that residents who require specialized food consistencies receive meals that are safe, nutritious, and tailored to their needs. We also take allergies into careful consideration, making certain that any potential allergens are identified and avoided.

Additionally, we recognize the significance of individual preferences and strive to honor them. Our attentive staff keeps track of residents' food preferences and ensures that meals are prepared accordingly, fostering a sense of familiarity and satisfaction.

For residents who require feeding assistance, we provide dedicated support to ensure they receive the necessary assistance and guidance during meal times. Our compassionate staff is trained to provide feeding assistance with dignity, respect, and a focus on the individual's comfort.

At Bob and Corky's, we are committed to promoting the well-being and satisfaction of our residents through personalized dietary care. Our goal is to ensure that each resident receives meals that meet their unique needs, preferences, and any necessary assistance, enabling them to enjoy their dining experience to the fullest extent possible.

Q: What does your menu consist of? 

At Bob and Corky's, we share your belief that good meals lead to happy residents. With our owner, Joel, bringing his expertise from the restaurant industry, we prioritize offering a diverse and delicious menu that changes weekly. Our culinary team is dedicated to creating memorable dining experiences for our residents.

To provide you with a comprehensive understanding of our menu offerings, we have prepared a collection of examples for you to explore. Please visit the following link to discover a sampling of our mouthwatering dishes: Sample Menu

From flavorful entrees featuring seafood, meat, and poultry to delightful vegetarian options and fresh salads, our menu caters to a variety of preferences. Each dish is thoughtfully prepared with quality ingredients and exquisite flavors to ensure a satisfying dining experience.

Please note that the examples provided are just a glimpse of our ever-changing menu. We continuously strive to bring new and exciting culinary creations to the table, ensuring that our residents enjoy a delightful variety of meals.

Click here to view examples of our menu: Sample Menu

Q: Do you have a hospice waiver in place? 

Yes, at Bob and Corky's, we have a hospice waiver in place. We recognize the importance of providing compassionate end-of-life care for our residents who may require hospice services. Our hospice waiver allows for seamless coordination and collaboration between our care team and hospice professionals to ensure that residents receive the appropriate care, support, and comfort during this time. We strive to create a peaceful and supportive environment where residents and their families can find solace and receive the specialized care they need.

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