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Meet our Escondido Family

Location : Escondido

Did you know your local Silverado team has over 100 combined years of service. We’d like you to meet a number of our special people that truly embody the continuity of care that we are so proud of here at our community.

Jolene Farish, Senior Administrator – 15 years

"Habib and I have built a special bond. Every day he waits outside of my office until I get to work. He spends almost half of his day with me. He has told me countless stories about himself and his time in the Iran Air Force. He has four sons so he always tells me I’m the daughter he never had. Habib has become my second father. Especially since my father passed away last year." 

Maria Chavez, Unit Secretary - 18 years

"I started as a P.M. shift caregiver and became the Lead caregiver for over 10 years now. Three years ago, Silverado opened up the Unit Secretary position. Three of us applied for it and I got the position.

To me, Silverado has been, and is, a life experience in so many ways. I have learned that Silverado is unique all the way and that it takes a unique and special person to provide the care that Silverado does."

Lily Garrett, Director of Health Services - 15 years

"Silverado has been changing and enriching not only residents' lives, and also families' lives as well.  When some of those residents with challenging behaviors have nowhere else to go, we’re here to guide and support families. 

This story reminds me why I work at Silverado: I took care of this gentleman in the late stages of Alzheimer’s who was a Marine General.  He was not able to communicate; and he required total assistance.  On his birthday, Silverado invited some Marines wearing their stunning dress blues celebrating the General's birthday.  The General was crying and smiling, his blue eyes were sparkling with happiness."

Pat Morrow, Culinary Director - 21 years

"Over 20 years with Silverado! My favorite resident story: a resident would leave a 50 cent tip after each meal service. This went on for months. I would put the 2 quarters back into her room on her night stand in a little candy dish she had. One day, out of the blue, she just stopped. From then on, I got a smile and a thank you."

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