Social Services Director - Jessica Juarez - Jessica is here to help families through the difficult transitions created by health care concerns for an elder. She provides the gateway to Rio Grande Inn as Admissions Coordinator and continues to support residents and their families as their liaison to all our services. Jessica knew this would be a good fit for her - she has a good connection with the public, having been a favorite of patients when she worked in an area medical clinic for five years. She knows how important it is to be an advocate for our residents, learning this lesson as the mother of a special needs child. The mother of five children, Jessica is not afraid of hard work. Her strong belief that a job should be done well extends in her commitment to the families of the San Luis Valley - trust she has earned over her lifetime of living in this beautiful area of Colorado. Jessica helps us greatly as an interpreter with our Spanish speaking residents. What a blessing Jessica is to all of us at Rio Grande Inn!
Dietary Director - Gabriela Saenz - Gabriela is another staff member that calls the San Luis Valley her lifetime home. With a 13 year career in dietary services at Conejos County Hospital, Gabriela easily stepped into the Dietary Director position at Rio Grande Inn in March 2011. She has found great joy in her work with the elderly. Gabriela enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and cooking, of course!
Environmental Services Director - Geraldine Gurule - Geraldine lives in Sanford, Colorado with her husband of 36 years. She has been a resident of Conejos County all her life. Geraldine has also worked as Environmental Services Director for 11 years at Conejos County Hospital, located here in La Jara. We were thrilled to have Geraldine join the Rio Grande Inn family in March 2010. She has truly enjoyed working in this new, beautiful building and loves taking care of this lovely home for our residents. Geraldine refers to our population as "my residents", taking ownership of the important role she and her staff provide to keep our environment beyond clean. She enjoys the Colorado life with outdoor sports activities, an occasional trip to the casinos in New Mexico and spending time with her family.
Portraits Courtesy of Picture Me Portrait Studio - Alamosa, Colorado
Rio Grande Inn
39 Calle Miller
La Jara, Colorado 81140