Pat Giorgio is the founder of Evergreen Estates, truly a family-run business! She is motivated by her employees and the residents of the two Evergreen locations and has owned Evergreen Estates since 1993. She credits her success over more than three decades to honing her listening skills and paying attention to what’s really important. Pat was elected the Chair of the Board of Directors for The National Center for Assisted Living for the 2013-2014 term. She was elected after serving as NCAL’s Quality Committee Chair in 2010. In 2009, she received the AHCA/NCAL’s Joe Warner Award.
Our Mission Statement
Building Community with Respect and Hospitality
Evergreen Estates creates a welcoming environment for you—or your loved one—to call home. It is our mission to provide needed services to an elderly population in a home-like environment where compassion, hospitality, and respect are the foundation upon which all care is based.
Founded in 1993, Evergreen Estates Residential Care Communities started as and remains a locally owned and operated comprehensive care facility. Our one- and two-bedroom senior apartments offer security and community for elders who wish to retain a sense of independence while feeling safe and supported in their home environment. Our facilities offer a variety of amenities – from our in-house chapel to our delicious meals. At Evergreen Estates we are proud to offer all the comforts of home to the residents in our care. Families and friends of residents often comment on our cheery and warm décor and the professional and compassionate care of our staff. Experience, trust, and quality are the hallmarks of Evergreen Estates. Choosing to live at Evergreen Estates – for yourself or a loved one – is choosing the best care and a safe environment.
Evergreen Estates is and has been locally owned and managed by experienced and caring staff since opening its doors. Decisions about our organization are made locally by owner Pat Giorgio and in the best interests of those whose care we have been entrusted. Our team at Evergreen Estates is a group of professionals who believe we have more than a job to care for seniors. We have a vocation to do so. We are proud of the fact that some of our staff members have worked with us for more than a decade.
Matt started working for the family business at the age of 14--handling everything from mowing the lawns to fixing the washing machines. He has learned more than he ever could have imagined about all aspects of the business. Matt returned to working at Evergreen full time after graduating from Iowa State University. He now serves as the property manager for all Evergreen Estates communities.
Kathy has been in the Evergreen Estates family since 1992 and was initially interested in working in a residential care facility because her grandmother did when she was a child. “I remember spending the day at work with her on many occasions. I always looked forward to the time and enjoyed visiting with people while I was there,” Kathy says. Having fulfilled many roles on the team, from social worker and activity director, Kathy’s current role is Administrator at Evergreen I.