Meet the Small ALF Coalition Founders, John and Angelett Johnson
As founders of the Small Assisted Living Coalition and as owners of a small assisted living facility (small ALF), we are excited to share industry insights, tips and our experiences with you as we embark on a new online journey together. But, first we would like our readers to get to know us, what we offer the community and why we are passionate about the senior industry. Our goal is to build a relationship with our readers and support your business endeavors in any way we can.
Growing up in Chicago and being a “grandma’s boy,” I learned early on that I’m protective, loving and am compassionate for helping the elderly. I saw these characteristics as “gifts” and hoped that one day I would have the opportunity to service the senior community and bring smiles and joy to the elderly. My wife, Angelett, was born and raised in Tampa and has always had a heavy heart for helping seniors in need and has enjoyed establishing strong ties within the community. Together, we knew we had something unique to give back and offer the community.
In 2009, my wife and I embarked on a decision that transformed our lives and that was to become a small ALF owner. Our first resident had dementia (which is often associated with memory loss) which allowed us to work first hand to provide care for someone with this condition. Working with this resident lead us to become active in the Alzheimer’s Association as we wanted to give back where we could.
Over the next few years, we saw a vision and an opportunity to make a difference in servicing the community by coming together as one to share resources, insights and to help one another. As the old saying goes, “Two is always better than one.” With that, the Small ALF Coalition was formed and has grown two-fold.
The Small ALF Coalition prides itself in offering the following:
- Placement of your family members into an environment that aligns with their lifestyle.
- Assistance with navigating financial funding and providing resources.
- Offering personal care services to meet your unique needs.
- Partners with both small and large facilities.
Additionally, we provide a forum for all assisted living facility owners to come together as a community to help one another. We encourage you to become a member if you are not already.
Please continue to follow our blog as we provide tips and insights and become your online resource for staying abreast about what is happening in the senior industry. For instance, did you know that almost 42% of facility residents have some form of dementia, and about one-third of them are being cared for either in specialty homes or in designated unites of larger institutions? One-third have heart disease and half suffer from three or more chronic illnesses. These are just some of the findings from a recent study by the federal National Center for Health Statistics.
Are you intrigued? We look forward to embarking on this journey and building an online relationship with you. Please contact the Small Assisted Living Coalition at (813) 857-2551 or use our contact form to discuss how we can help you.
-John and Angelett Johnson