Gregg Getchell and Joe Guertin created the Emerald Crest concept in 1998. Getchell and Guertin each have over 25 years of experience in the development and operation of senior housing and health care facilities. Their collective interest and mission was to create an innovative model of senior housing and care for individuals with memory challenges. This model is based on both research and actual working experience which demonstrates how care for seniors with memory challenges is best accomplished: in smaller, home-like residences where one's dignity, privacy, safety and quality of life can be preserved. By complementing this environment with a unique cognitive care program administered by Registered Occupational Therapists and support staff, Emerald Crest offers seniors and their families a refreshing new option as an alternative to nursing home placement or large "institutional" settings.
In 2000, Margaret Owens joined Gregg Getchell and Joe Guertin as co-managing partner and Chief Operating Officer.
The locally owned and operated Emerald Crest homes are specifically designed and staffed to provide a superior cognitive care program for its memory challenged residents.
How we live our mission makes Emerald Crest Unique:
Meeting the special needs of seniors, especially those with memory challenges, begins with a philosophy of maintaining a residentís dignity and respect, while encouraging the highest levels of independence. Our mission is:
In a recent survey of our families... 100 percent of respondents said they would recommend Emerald Crest to others.