The professional staff at the Village, comprised of registered nurses and other caretakers, has an extraordinary commitment to individualized, 24-hour heartfelt care. Since the Village is exclusively dedicated to those with memory loss, our well-trained, experienced personnel are continually involved in new training programs designed to help them provide the latest state-of-the-art knowledge in caring for people dealing with memory loss. Our caretakers do not have offices. They spend 100% of their time interacting with our residents. They assist with daily medication, grooming and dressing, arranging medical appointments, personal hygiene, mealtime assistance, and a wide variety of other personal care, life-enrichment, and health-related services.
We have a great team at Village at Valley View. Check back soon to get to know them and come meet them in person.
Donna has been a registered nurse specializing in caring and advocating for seniors since 1988. She has done this working in hospital, rehabilitation, home health, hospice, and senior residential care. Village at Valley View is her first foray into acting as an administrator.
Donna is a dedicated advocate for families, elders, and care partners. She is creating a culture of grace and kindness at Village at Valley View where employees are inspired, families are embraced, and elders are able to experience empathetic care, fun, and contentment in this beautiful space.
Donna is married to Vern Curtis. They share a little blue house in Rogue River Oregon with their Pekingese mix, Lilly. They enjoy traveling in their motor home when away from Village at Valley View.
Vern has had a long career in electrical contracting, a skill he learned from his father and grandfather. His vast experience in collaborating with many building vendors is serving Village at Valley View well. Vern naturally has a heart for service and enjoys engaging with and helping the residents. He has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1974, enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife in Southern Oregon. Vern skis at Mount Ashland when he gets the chance, enjoys regular solstice/equinox bonfires with a close group of long-time friends, and traveling with his wife, Donna in their motor home. He has two sons and two grandchildren.
Susan was born in the Bay Area of California and has lived in California, Washington state, Utah and New Mexico. Susan lives in Grants Pass Oregon with her husband, 2 children. She also cares for her father who is living with Dementia.
Susan started her career in the medical field as a CNA in 2003, and she started by working with those with Dementia at a skilled nursing home and later moved on to work at Rogue Regional Medical Center before finally settling in memory care as a lead Med tech and Resident care coordinator. Susan absolutely loves being able to dedicate her time now to ensuring residents are leading enriching lives.
Susan says, “My motto in life is "live and let live. I do my best to learn about each resident and their individuality so I can not only provide activities they may enjoy, but also be respectful of culture, religion, and uniqueness.”
When Susan and her husband retire, they plan to buy an RV and travel through North America. She says, “But until we get there my family and I enjoy camping and traveling the USA (we're hoping to hit all 50 states before the kids are grown).”