Silverado Stories

At Silverado, moments matter. We celebrate the most special moments by capturing the stories of our memory care residents, hospice patients and homecare clients. In sharing just a few, we hope to show what motivates us as individuals and as a company.

Below are links to stories that celebrate the kind of moments that inspire us every day. 

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Love Lives Here

Watch the short documentary Love Lives Here, which details how Silverado gives life to residents through our philosophy of love and recognizing the value of the human spirit.

Daily Life with Purpose

Having purpose and meaning in every day has many benefits. See how the daily activities at Silverado help Mary maintain purpose and find happiness. 

What's Best for Maxine

Maxine lived with her son, her daughter in-law Gerri and their family. As her dementia progressed and Maxine became more withdrawn. See how what was best for Maxine was also what was best for her family.

The Captain's Story

Watch an inspiring tale of memories rediscovered in this video of Captain Ralph Bartels' visit to the port he once oversaw while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. 

John & Kerry's Story

John and his wife Kerry shared a full life together, so when her Alzheimer's meant that she needed Silverado's care it affected them both deeply.

Jordan: A Hospice Story

Jordan Guernsey was diagnosed with Melanoma while in his late twenties. See how he faced the greatest of challenges with bravery and grace, and how his family received the support they needed during such a trying time. 

A Visit to Endeavor

Retired aerospace engineer and Silverado resident Bob Wilmes got a special glimpse into his former career when he visited the space shuttle Endeavor with his daughters.

Proud Artist Shows His Work

A talented artist throughout his life, resident Paul Bierbrier's passion for creativite pursuits was rekindled at Silverado. See him host a show of his art!

Book Signing at Belmont Hills

Raymond Pole wrote a book about his childhood experiences being evacuated from London during World War II. See what happened when Silverado arranged a signing event to celebrate his work.

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One More Shift at the Firehouse

Lee Balistrieri proudly served as a firefighter in West Allis, Wisconsin for 31 years. Though Alzheimer's has taken much from him, a recent trip to the Brookfield Fire Station helped him reconnect with memories and rediscover his pride in his career saving lives.

30 Days and a World of Difference

When Edith came to Silverado she was unable to walk and was clearly being strongly affected by her dementia. A month later a change many thought impossible had happened!

The Mendoza Wedding

Nancy Mendoza was the mother of four young children. When her courageous battle with cancer was nearing its end and Nancy went on hospice, her greatest wish was one of pure love - to marry her childhood sweetheart.

A Walk with Bill

Alzheimer's can cause a tendency to wander, which adds to the challenge of maintaining independence and safety. Bill was most certainly a wanderer when he came to Silverado, but it was a challenge the associates were dedicated to overcoming.

A Love Story

Cecil Love had been in the hospital for about seven weeks with end-stage Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The doctors encouraged his wife, Marylyn, to prepare for Cecil’s impending death. Then they found Silverado.

Alma's Little Lambs

Two doors down from Silverado The Huntington is Alma’s Little Lambs, a preschool and day care center. When the center opened we invited Alma and some of her students to visit, and this one-off visit soon turned into a regular event.

Cartoonist Rediscovers His Talents

See how recapturing a lifelong love of cartooning helped a resident find happiness again.

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