Rita Solomon Kovacs, Patrick Treacy and Colleen Conboy make Treacy Villa a wonderful place to live.
by Karen Helen Szatkowski
Treacy Villa, on the corner of Mills and Loma Vista, is a landmark of some note in our fair city. Established in 1987 by Mr. Patrick Treacy, it has taken on the challenge of caring for our aging population and has provided a uniquely warm family setting for the residents.
The care provided ranges from temporary stay, assisted living, diet management, memory care, diabetic management, hospice and respite care. Throughout the facility there are unusual framed collections of locks and latches on the walls for manipulation by the residents that enjoy some tactile activity. The rooms are airy and well-kept and the atmosphere is homey, cheerful and serene.
The facility houses 49 residents with rarely an empty bed. The exceptional aspect of Treacy Villa is the founder, Patrick Treacy, who visits daily for breakfast and lunch, hugging residents and greeting the staff members with his Irish charm and wit as well. Treacy left Ireland as a young twenty-two year old and found his way into caregiving and the startup of a facility in Santa Barbara until permanently settling in Ventura. He tells everyone that asks that he is married to Treacy Villa and its residents. Many of these have been Ventura notables in our community.
The money matters aspect of eldercare is paramount and increasingly troublesome. To combat this as much as possible for the residents, Treacy Villa’s fee system is All Inclusive (with the exception of medicine.) The residents and their families also receive a quarterly newsletter with pithy quotes and detailed “what’s going on” at the Villa. Any visiting relative or friend can spend significant time with the staff and or Mr. Treacy to fully understand the care they are providing for their loved one.
The leadership of the facility includes Treacy’s “right hand” Colleen Conboy, Administrator and “left hand” Sarah Stonebraker, Director of Resident Care Services.
Rita Solomon Kovacs is the Marketing Director.
These women have not years but decades with Treacy Villa and will, without provocation, expound on the highest quality of care that is provided and the outstanding staff retention. These attributes flow directly, they say, from the commitment and concern that Mr. Treacy wakes with every day as he contemplates his duties at the Villa.
Patrick Treacy stated “Working with the elderly was not my goal, but every day, every smile since has told me I am blessed to be able to make a difference in these people’s lives.”
Coleen Conboy went on to say “When we see our families relax, we’ve done something good.” And Rita Solomon-Kovacs, “Treacy Villa is truly an exceptional find. Stop by to see us, you will be glad you did!”
3482 Loma Vista, Ventura 644-1292