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Caregiver Stories

At Sagora, we believe the real life experiences of our seniors and their families is a valuable source of information and inspiration worth sharing with other families facing similar challenges and emotional decisions.


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    Gladys, with her Niece & Nephew, from our Rio Terra community

In today's culture, independence is a huge driver. The real taste of independence comes when we are able to provide for ourselves with a job, which often puts us on the path of achieving an "American Dream" concept...buying a house, but more importantly, making a home. For those who are looking at senior living options, leaving a house that has been made into a home can be daunting, but Gladys is here to tell you that it can be done, and the outcome is comforting.

Gladys's husband, who was unable to drive, was relying on Gladys, who has onset dementia, to get both of them where they needed to go. The maintenance of their house was getting to be a hassle and their niece and nephew urged them to consider a different living option; and that's where Rio Terra came in. Proud of being their first option, Rio Terra showed why living at the community has the "home" feeling that people so dearly miss when they move out of a house. Gladys and her husband received peace of mind by knowing that their beloved dog would not have to leave them as Rio Terra is proudly pet friendly. For the niece and nephew, they gained peace of mind by knowing that their aunt and uncle were no longer in an unhealthy situation and would be cared for be by associates they were very confident in and stated, "There is always something fun planned, and the associates make everyone feel like family. We have no doubt that my aunt and uncle are at the finest community receiving the absolute best care available anywhere!"