Silverado – Why Work For Us?

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Silverado Story

In 1996, Loren Shook and Steve Winner co-founded Silverado, which instituted a new standard of care for people with memory-impairment. Both men are now considered leading Alzheimer’s futurists. They have provided distinguished service to numerous state and national senior health care associations and each has received many prestigious awards for outstanding contributions in care for the memory-impaired.

Loren Shook believed people with Alzheimer’s and other memory-impairing diseases were capable of greater engagement with the world and with their loves ones than traditional care facilities were producing. This was not idle thinking it was based on his experience, literally from childhood, working in psychiatric care hospitals. However, only after he heard Steve Winner advocating similar ideas at a national conference did Loren see a way of putting these theories to the test.

It wasn’t simple or without risk, because it required that Loren, Steve and their founding partner, Jim Smith, create a new kind of residential care community that would serve only those with memory-impairing diseases. Today, thousands of families are grateful these Alzheimer’s futurists dared to follow their dream.

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Philosophy & Values

The best care is rooted in passion for helping others. When this is combined with the right skills and experience something special happens. At Silverado we aim to create the perfect blend of these traits to enrich the lives of our clients, residents, patients, their families and our own associates.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and support to those with memory impairment and other chronic and acute conditions. To us, these conditions do not mean a person’s life is over. With the proper care, individuals can maximize their quality of life. Achieving this mission requires the compassion and dedication of our entire organization and is ultimately defined by the satisfaction of those whose lives we touch.

Personalized Care
There is no better way to maximize the quality of life than with personalized care. By using an approach that treats the individual not the condition, the teams at Silverado are able to create care plans that help each person in our care achieve the best quality of life possible.

Compassionate, Committed Staff
Our team members share a desire to provide the highest quality care and support. We strive to have a productive and nurturing environment that encourages long and fruitful careers with us. We also provide associates with ongoing training with the goal of developing effective and knowledgeable leaders.

Continuous Improvement
A statement of values is only worth the actions that back it up. We are continuously innovating and improving the level of our services. Methods such as pet therapy, art programs and a social atmosphere augment the effects of traditional treatments and have shown wonderful results.

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Join Our Team

While making a living is important, there is a certain type of person who yearns to make a difference – to finish a meaningful day’s work and take pride in the fact that the world is a better place because of their efforts. Sometimes it's more than just a paycheck.

If you are one of these people, then you have the traits that set Silverado team members apart.

Silverado is constantly searching for both team members and volunteers who share our goal of improving the world one person at a time. We currently operate memory care assisted living communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers, home care, care management, and hospice services in select states.


To learn more about openings in your area and take your first step toward a fulfilling career with Silverado, click here!

 

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Enriched Living

Our At Home Care, Memory Care Communities, and Hospice Care services enhance the lives of those they touch. These stories are the product of our commitment to delivering top quality care and evidence that our compassionate approach is a means to improve the lives of those we care for, their families and our own associates.

Silverado was founded on the belief that people with memory-impairment can still experience full and happy lives, simply by being given the opportunity to participate in life.

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Love is Greater Than Fear

These five powerful words are the philosophy upon which Silverado bases its operations. Love represents courage, kindness, compassion, responsibility, understanding, forgiveness, and all things good. Fear represents the opposite.

At Silverado, we strive always to come from Love, basing our decisions and actions on all that Love is, knowing that love is indeed greater than fear. In so doing, the positive energy generated by Love allows us to offer our residents, clients, patients, families and associates the most life has to offer and in turn to receive Love. Each and every action we take from Love serves to build and support the divine human spirit in ourselves and in those whose lives we touch.

Love is what propels our associates to seek innovative solutions to challenges and create opportunities from problems.

“Our philosophy of ‘Love is Greater than Fear’ means embracing the memory-impaired and acting in their best interests through the spirit of love, rather than shunning them because of our own fears of the disease. This belief will be essential to making memory-impairment care as great a social focus as are the prevention and cure,” explains Shook.

Silverado Reviews

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    Pros

    Sliverado has one of the most pleasant atmospheres to work in. It's one of the best asisted living communities I've ever worked for. They are very professional & management is great!! Every resident is treated with respect & so much care.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work :)


Silverado Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Silverado.

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    Very long but worth it. Met everyone one that I would be working with as well and upper management. Everyone was very friendly. Really wanted to hear about my prior sales experience and stats. Have a minimum of 50 face to face calls a week. Calls and emails do not count. Wanted to know what types of connections I had in the healthcare community along with how closely I lived to the area I would be selling in. Personality test is very basic. Honesty test is a joke. May people who would have been excellent employees did not pass due to what I think are cultural misunderstanding of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you a fit for this position?   1 Answer

Silverado Awards & Accolades

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Top Workplace , Orange County Register, 2014
Top 100 Places to Work in D-FW (Midsize) , The Dallas Morning News, 2013
Top 150 - National Top Workplaces , Top Workplaces, 2013
ALFA Best of the Best Award , Assisted Living Federation of America, 2013
Top Workplaces , Orange County Register, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.silveradocare.com
Headquarters Irvine, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Health Care
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

What kind of care would I want for my family? Silverado's founders asked themselves that question, and the answers they found formed the foundation of the company you see today. From a single location we now have memory care communities in six states as well as at home and hospice care. Everything we do at Silverado is focused toward enriching the quality of life ... More

Mission: Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and support to those with memory impairment and other chronic and acute conditions. To us, these conditions do not mean a person’s life is over. With the proper care individuals can maximize their quality of life. Achieving this mission requires the compassion and dedication of our entire organization and is ultimately defined by the satisfaction of those whose lives we touch.

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