Memory Care Residents Turn Glendora Fire Evacuation into Unique Vacation Experience
On Thursday, January 16, the fast-moving Colby Fire in Glendora prompted the evacuation of 86 residents at Silverado Sierra Vista. All of our residents, associates and community pets were temporarily and safely relocated to Silverado sister communities in the Los Angeles area.
The experience turned out to be enjoyable for the our residents. Our associates transformed the evacuation into a seamless road trip and resident outing to Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, the beach and finally to our sister communities in Calabasas and Los Angeles, where residents stayed until it was safe to return to Azusa. One of our residents commented on the lovely hotel stay and others even hoped the "tour" would continue. Another woman was concerned that her luggage was lost but she was quickly assured that it was found and on its way.
Associates from the company's various service lines — communities, hospice and at home care — all came together to help, including licensed nurses, caregivers and social workers who helped residents and their families through the transition. With the fire now under control, all residents are safe and home at Silverado Sierra Vista.