As a long time gerontologist and (retired) Vice President Academic Affairs with AARP, I became a professional acquaintance of the owners of The Retreat at Church Ranch. Their Care Model came to my attention professionally and I visited their lovely community on a number of occasions to see for myself what was going on there. What I found was a heartfelt and authentic orientation to the health and happiness of the residents and staff that created an uplifted, happy and positive aging experience. Their Care and Concern reports led to greatly reduced hospitalizations by catching illnesses early and preventing serious decline. The Retreat's coordination and working relationships with the larger community of medical care providers are a shining example of coordinated care. Quite simply, it's one of the best models of care I've seen in the United States.
Harry R. Moody, Ph.D.
505 Northstar Court, Boulder, Colorado 80304