Jennifer Franke


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Jennifer is an experienced eldercare advisor and licensed social worker specializing in Assisted Living and Memory Care in St. Paul and the surrounding metro area.

Jennifer Franke, Twin Cities CareMy work with seniors is truly where I am supposed to be in my life. I love seeing the family’s reaction after our first consultation – it’s a joy to watch them breathe a sigh of relief knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Jennifer is a Licensed Social Worker, and she’s been a Care Manager with Twin Cities Care since 2019. Prior to joining Twin Cities Care, Jennifer managed marketing and admissions at a local Assisted Living community providing traditional assisted living, as well as memory care services. Previously, she held a variety of social work positions in the healthcare industry, from Housing Counselor to Director of Social Services.

Jennifer splits her time between St. Paul and Eden Prairie where she lives with her husband and their beautiful blended family of five children ranging in age from middle school to college. She enjoys traveling, biking and spending time with family and friends.

What clients say about Jennifer:


Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 14, 2020

Hi Jennifer,

I just wanted to send you a note to say THANK YOU so very much for all of your help and guidance getting Mom & Dad into [facility name redacted]. We are confirmed to move them in Monday, just can’t believe how this all came together.

I talked to a LOT of different agencies before finding you and I felt like you really cared about me and my parents and finding them a forever home, I just can’t thank you enough. I mentioned you in my Caring Bridge post so hoping more people can benefit from your talents.

Thanks again! 😁


Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 5, 2020

Jennifer, you’ve been a tremendous help getting me and my Mother through this process! Your patience, ability to ask pertinent questions and understand my answers was so helpful. Thank you so much for all of your work and dedication, even while you were sick and supposedly on vacation!

Assisted Living Senior Placement

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 19, 2019

After coming up empty in finding a suitable placement for our elderly father for Long Term Care, Jennifer was able to find a great placement for him that suited our needs. She was extremely kind and patient. I would definitely recommend!

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 19, 2019

It was so tough to figure out an assisted living place for my husband, but Jennifer made it easy. She listened carefully and gave her insights of other places, went to the places with me and asked good questions that I didn’t think of. Jennifer was the calming presence for me, polite and respectful of my husband and myself. She cares about her clients and very good at what she does. I would recommend Twin Cities Care, they know what they are doing and can help you through the process.


Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 14, 2018

As Social Workers on a Transitional Care Unit we often run into situations where it is deemed unsafe for our patient’s to return home. Imagine what it would feel like to be a patient and your care team is now telling you and your family that it is now seen to be unsafe for you to return. Their recommendations are to look into a different environment for you to live. This is how Twin Cities Care gets involved.

Often times for patients and their families it can be extremely overwhelming and stressful. Many times they have no idea where to start. Twin Cities Care provides reassurance to Social Workers, families and most importantly patients that they will be able to find a new living environment that will better meet the needs of the person. Twin Cities Care has a thorough knowledge base of numerous senior communities in the Twin Cities area and does a great job educating patients and families about what their options can be. This company does a fantastic job at advocating for the patients and making sure that they are placed in an environment that is best for the patient whether or not the facility is contracted.

Another wonderful thing about Twin Cities Care is how frequently they are willing to do pro bono work. They are always willing to work with families on limited budgets who are struggling to find placement. It is never a question when making a referral to them whether or not they would be willing to help! Their main concern is that the patient is able to find a safe new environment that meets the needs of the individual and they can be comfortable in and feels like home.

Being a Social Worker on a Transitional Care Unit, things move at a very fast pace with patient discharges. If a referral is made to Twin Cities Care for assistance with patient placement we know that things will be well taken care of. Once a referral is made, Twin Cities Care often reaches out to the patient or patient’s family that day. This brings a lot of reassurance to the patient and families that they have a point of contact to help them through this stressful process. Twin Cities Care will meet with the patient and their families to discuss level of care, location, finances, etc. Twin Cities Care will set up tours and even provide transportation for patients and families to get to the tours! This is extremely helpful when patients do not have family or friends to take them. This takes away so much stress and anxiety for patients. Not only does Twin Cities Care provide education on placement options, but also shares information on Medical Assistance or other waiver programs if finances seem to be limited.

Over all, we as Social Workers love to work with Twin Cities Care! Their representatives are always extremely helpful, well informed and friendly. They are a definite go to resource for us. We know that our patients are in good hands when we make referrals to them.

All of our patients and families are very happy with their service and have stated that they felt that Twin Cities Care made their stressful situation much less daunting. We have never had a bad review when it comes to this wonderful company!


Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 12, 2017

I refer many of my clients to Twin Cities Care and work with their staff on a regular basis in my role as a social worker with [clinic name redacted]. The team at Twin Cities Care have a thorough and extensive knowledge of the senior communities in the Twin Cities area and provide a “client friendly” way of explaining the cost, nuances, culture and processes for transitioning to a senior community to my clients and their families.

One way Twin Cities Care sets themselves apart from other agencies working with seniors is their commitment to also provide service to low income seniors and their knowledge of how to navigate through county programs for those near or at the poverty level income. When I partner with Twin Cities Care I trust that they will provide accurate information about complex government systems.

I have asked for help from Twin Cities Care for my seniors that have no family or others in their life to assist with transitioning to a higher level of care and Jonathan and his team have went the extra mile to assist these seniors. They also make adaptations for my clients with low vision, difficulty hearing and have provided transportation for touring senior communities.

I believe the positive outcomes I see when I make referrals to Twin Cities Care and the positive feedback I receive from my clients whom I have sent to them demonstrates the commitment to the high ethical standard and integrity of Twin Cities Care.

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Specializing in:

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing (Nursing Homes), Residential Care Homes, Care Suites, Independent Living, Home Care, Rehab, and Hospice.

Areas served:

St. Paul and the Twin Cities east metro area including Roseville, Little Canada, Maplewood, Shoreview, North Oaks, Arden Hills, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Highland Park, Lilydale, Lake Elmo, Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights, Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Fridley, New Brighton, Moundsview, Spring Lake Park, Osseo, Andover, Anoka, Ramsey, Stillwater, Forest Lake, Hugo, and Lino Lakes.

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