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Social Services Director – Cari Armstrong, CNA - In 2013, Cari joined our staff in the “fun department” as Activities Assistant. Vista Grande Inn offers training opportunities to staff members wishing to step into the medical field. Cari became a CNA through this program and was soon recruited as Medical Records Secretary to interface with physicians, hospitals and the medical community. She has developed her medical professionalism further by being our gateway for new residents and their families as Social Services Director. Cari has the role of Admissions Coordinator, internal advocate for all residents and discharge planner for residents "graduating" from skilled care. Cari grew up in the desert area of Mesa, Arizona. She and her husband moved to Cortez in 1995 and have reared their four children (2 girls and 2 boys) in this Colorado wonderland. Outdoor activities such as walking and hiking fill her personal time. Cari is passionate about scrapbooking and reading! Her work in our facility has a positive impact on her daughters, one now is a Medication Aide and the second is now a CNA on staff. We are thrilled to have Cari as part of our Vista Grande Inn family! Her door is always open, offering a smile and helping hand to all visitors, residents and families.