Dear Via Elegante Caregivers – We are so very grateful for all the sacrifices you are making to keep our loved ones safe. You are appreciated! Every time I talk to my mother via skype, she looks wonderful and sounds great. That is largely due to her faith but it is also due to the exceptional care and love she is receiving from all of you. One time we were skyping and she wanted to write each of your names in her Bible, so she could pray for you. We are all thanking God and remembering you in our prayers. We’re also praying for your families. Thank you for everything.
-Solveig, Leila, Karen & Kathy
Dear folks – Joe and I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your care for our family. This has certainly been a stressful time for you in the health field. We appreciate your efforts on taking care of those who can’t because of distance or inability.
When our parents were younger, they would have been the first there to help out someone in need. Age has a way of depleting our abilities our heart wants to do but the body says no.
Thank you again for the care you give, not only them but others.
-Joseph and JoAnne Chappell
Staff of Via Elegante – We want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all you continue to do to keep our loved ones safe and healthy. A special thank you for the great 67th wedding anniversary you gave our parents.
-The Chappell and Mortenson Families
Ken – Thank you for all the ways you support the staff so they can take such good care of our loved ones.
Dear Caregivers – During these challenging times, we want to thank you for all you do and the hard work providing great care for my mother & others. Our family is grateful to have you in our lives.
-Monica Franks & Patricia Rentzel
Hi Ken – Thank you and your staff for taking such good care of all the residents. It gives us such comfort to know that my parents are safe! We miss seeing them so much but the facetime is helpful and we are grateful for this. Please add this small thanks of our appreciation to the COVID 19 caregiver fund.
-Carole and Mike Groy
Greetings – I hope this letter finds you well! You are not alone, I am thinking of you and sending warm wishes your way!
To all staff and caregivers – Thank you for all you do for me and my residents. I know it is hard work at times. I appreciate to see your smiling faces and being a part of my family. This year has brought a lot of challenges. I wish you all the best!
Thank you for all that you do for our father Harold!
-Ken & Martina
Via Elegante Staff – Sir David’s entire family wants you to know how much we appreciate you and the care you show to our father. Thank you so much!
-The extended Pannkuk Family
Ken – Words cannot describe how I feel. Your compassion and kindness are beyond measure. Thank you for everything!
Thank you for all the care you give Christine! Special hugs for Kelly, Jennifer, Shelby & Amy.
This is a very small token for your exceptional staff! We are so impressed by the loving and careful attention they provide for my mom Christine. May God continue to protect you, your families, your staff and all your patients.
To everyone at Via Elegante – I don’t know enough words to express my gratitude to everyone there. You are true angels on Earth! Robert and myself think you are fantastic. I don’t know how we were so blessed to come to you, but we have been. Thank you, you have been there for us way beyond the call of duty.
Thank you for your kindness and support helping us transition our father there. We are truly thankful and we wish you and your family a healthy Thanksgiving!
-Kent & Matrice Kimball
To the entire Via Elegante family – As a family, we just want all of you to know how much we appreciate your care and concern towards all of the residents. These are very stressful and unusual times we are living in, so extra efforts are demanded of all. Yet it seems the greatest of all sacrifices is made by our caregivers.
Thank you for all your staff and what they have done for my mother, Nina.
Thank you very much for allowing me to stay in the Willow house while I was visiting my mother! It was very generous and kind of you. I enjoyed being able to see my mom a lot while I was in Tucson. She is thriving at Via Elegante and we are grateful to see her happy. She is receiving such quality care under the model you have established. Thank you for everything!
Ken – Thank you so much for the careful care and attention you have shown both our parents. We appreciate you and the whole staff at Via Elegante.
-The Breshears Family
On behalf of my Mom and myself, Please extend my sincere appreciation to the Via Elegante' staff and family. Both of us have been embraced by the entire community during a difficult trial with Martha's health in recent weeks. To know that Mom is receiving quality care and assistance that far exceeds my expectations is priceless and heartwarming. The community and family environment gives me the strength, support and peace of mind to get through whatever occurs from day to day. We could not have found a more caring team and we thank all of you so very much.
I would highly recommend Via Elegante Assisted Living homes as one of the best places for clients who would benefit from personalized, coordinated, and unique care. I have clients at two of the homes and see first hand the individualized care they receive. These clients have different care requirements and each client has received the care specifically tailored to their diverse needs. As a Care Manager, I know that good communication with nursing and caregivers is vital–and Via Elegante excels at this. The timely communication regarding changes in clients’ health status is one of the things I appreciate most and has enabled me to provide appropriate care to my clients and their families. As a Care Manager, I advocate for the highest quality of life for my clients, and Via Elegante has provided this. The staff, nursing, and caregivers go “above and beyond the call of duty” to demontrate a high level of skill, empathy, and care. Via Elegante provides an environment that both allows increased attention and care, as well as privacy and autonomy only available in this specialized setting. My clients are fortunate to reside at Via Elegante.
I like Via Elegante because it is both large and small. Large with spacious rooms and skilled caregivers. Small with a limit of ten residents; family size atmosphere. I like the location high above the city lights at night yet close to Northwest hospital and shopping malls and libraries. I moved to Via Elegante after living in a large (over 200 people) community for several years. I can sum up the difference in one brief sentiment, Small is Beautiful.
I will tell you the one thing my uncle did right and well was find you, your staff and the wonderful home my grandmother spent her last few months of her life. She truly loved it there which gave me great comfort. Yvette and Martell are wonderful. They knew my grandmother's likes and dislikes (i.e. that she liked 2 sugars in her coffee). These little things made such a difference in the months of her life. They just knew her and genuinely cared about her. I will be eternally grateful to you and your team for bringing happiness to my grandmother in her last few months and days. In the last few months of her life, I did a combination of visiting her in the hospital and the house there. I will have nothing but fond memories of the times we spent together there. Please give my best and eternal thanks to Yvette and Martell (especially Martell who my grandmother was especially fond of...).
My father is a resident in the Galleria home. Earlier this month, I had the chance to visit with my Dad. I live out of state so I can't get to Tucson as much as I'd like. Although I had only a few short days there, I was delighted to see the outstanding level of care he is receiving. The facilities and the staff are just what he needs! The home-like atmosphere is very comfortable and the small scale assures that the residents get the care they need and deserve.
Everything you read about on the Via Elegante web site is not only truthful but also better in person. The accommodations; the food; and the activity programs...all surpass their descriptions. My father spent the last six weeks of his life at Via Elegante in Tucson. The compassionate care that he received 24/7 was extraordinary. He never lacked for personal attention and his medical care was directed by professionals on staff and always available. When the time came for in home hospice care, the transition was seamless. The Via Elegante staff worked together with the hospice care nurses to make sure that my father was comfortable and pain free. He was able to stay in his comfortable room at Via Elegante, surrounded by caregivers he trusted, and family he loved right up until the end of his life.
My mom has been residing at Via since June and I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how pleased I am. I always promised my mom that I would never ask her to move or move her to an assisted living home. She always wanted to stay in her home and she did have the financial resources in order to do so. However, my mom’s health began declining for the past year and some difficult decisions had to be made. She lived alone and very quickly we learned that once you need more than 5-6 hours of care a day, it is extremely difficult to find help without utilizing a service. The problem is she was spending $20/hour to have someone sit there and basically “watch” her a majority of the time. She and I felt that it was becoming a big waste of money. We thought if she could only share the care with others it would make more sense. Well, that is exactly what we found we could achieve at Via Elegante. The home, suites and surroundings are beautiful so my mom decided to give Via a try. She now feels it was the best decision she ever made. But the best part is that my mom is not only happy; she is thriving. In four months, her mental acuity has returned, her strength is increasing and she is feeling healthier. I do believe that three good meals, proper medication administration, strength trainers that come to her, and activities have helped her achieve this improvement in her health. My mom loves it, because she notices the difference in her health as well. She feels safe, comfortable and all her needs are met. She can socialize when she wants and she can have peace and quiet in her beautiful suite when feels like it as well. I love it, because I know she is safe and has someone 24 hours/day to help her with absolutely anything. So thank you to the staff and management at Via. What we thought would be a difficult adjustment, has instead become a positive experience for our entire family.
I appreciated the considerable efforts of your team to help my grandmother be happy and comfortable at Via Elegante. I know that she wasn’t easy to please and that the transition was difficult for her, but I feel her last days were easier and even pleasurable and that is what I wished for her. I will definitely recommend your facility to anyone who has need of your services.
This note of appreciation comes long overdue, but with the same gratefulness we felt two months ago. In December of 2015, we found ourselves in a difficult situation. We were in FL visiting my father who was moved into an Assisted Living in October 2015, following two hospital stays. At that time the Hospitalist at Martin Memorial recommended Hospice. He strongly encouraged us to move our dad nearer to family. While all our siblings offered to move him, the final decision fell on us. With little time to make housing and flight arrangements and with few options that fit our criteria for my father’s move across country, I called and spoke with Ira Branson at the Sierra Vista, Via Elegante. Over the course of days, Ira made herself available for phone calls, questions, and walked us through every facet of what a move to AZ would entail. She is appreciated beyond words. We cannot thank you enough for employees like Ira. To us she will always be the face of Via Elegante, Sierra Vista. Her graciousness to us and willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate the needs of our family is a gift we will remember always. We also know that because of staff like Ira, we would not hesitate to recommend your facility to friends and family who may, in the future, find themselves in a similar position.
Ya’ll are, and continue to be, a blessing for Mom and our family. It’s your generous and caring spirit that makes Via Elegante a uniquely special place to live. Thank you for everything!
I am so grateful that Rhonda chose to move her mother into Via Elegante. Thank you for your commitment to being the best of the best and I look forward to ongoing collaboration. What a perfect choice and what a beautiful difference Via Elegante has made for the family and Mom. Beyond the many amenities and serenity of the homes, the Via Elegante team went above and beyond to welcome, transition and increase enrichment in her life after many years of living alone in her home. The higher level of care, excellence and caring hospitality brought a true spark back into her daily life. Both the family and I are grateful to see her living & beginning to thrive in such a genuinely compassionate caring environment. As a professional who assists many families with finding best care options, I am consistently impressed with the beautiful, yet home-like environment, the distinctive amenities, the cheerful, well-trained staff and the extra caring touches that Via Elegante offers. Such a happy new chapter for her & her family. Thanks to you & the Via Elegante Team!
My dear mother-in-law spent her last five weeks at one of their homes when we were not able to keep her with us during that time. We couldn’t have asked for a better situation considering she wanted to be at home. They truly met her needs and that of the family in a loving and professional way, but with compassion, and truly treated us all like family. It wasn't just a cliché.
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate what you and your staff have done to assist me with my mom. I can’t tell you what a lovely place the Galleria is and the staff has been wonderful. I could walk in any time, day or night, and the place was clean, the residents well taken care of, and the food was excellent. I hope you are still around if my sons need to find a place for me! I wouldn’t hesitate to give Via Elegante two thumbs up to anyone who is looking for a beautiful facility, great care, and excellent food. I think I mentioned that this is the first place where my mom lived that I had complete peace of mind….I knew she was safe and receiving great care. Again, thank you to you and all of your staff.
The family of Mary is very grateful to all of you for the excellent and most compassionate care you gave her over her four years with you. She could not have been in a better place. It takes very special people to deal with those afflicted with dementia. We thank you for all of your patience, love, and compassion.
We wanted to express our greatest appreciation for the loving care you give Nancy. It’s wonderful to see how she has adjusted to her surroundings and now even looks forward to her card games! How you ever managed to get her into a shower is beyond me (I tried for over 2 yrs). I often note on our visits how fresh her hair smells, and the team of caregivers are always well informed of her “needs”. It’s also wonderful how your medical staff has her medicine to just the right dosages. She recognizes my husband and me, but is not so anxious, so visits are much nicer. We continue to recommend your facility for its quality care and high standards. Thank you!
My mother has been at Vie Elegante' for two and a half years and I cannot imagine there being a better environment for her. The caregivers are sincere and truly are caregivers. Receiving the detailed weekly email provides me with confidence of care and knowledge of her mental state and well-being. Unlike another facility in the Phoenix area, there is not a revolving door of caregivers which was a disruption to her previously. The pandemic was a real challenge to all of us but the staff and management went above and beyond in keeping my mom and the other residents safe and constantly have kept me up to date and informed on their procedures. Via Elegante' is where you can have confidence and security in the care for your loved one where they are treated like family.