From December 2018 to February 2020 I spent nearly every day, including a month of 24/7 day & night care, with my mother in her independent, then assisted living, then rehabilitation centers. Mom’s spirit was always upbeat, and she developed cordial friendships, but then we had to make decisions about dementia and nursing care that would maintain her dignity and personal comfort.
Lori & Muriel
Lori Shea, General Manager
Lori Shea is originally from the Connecticut shoreline and Block Island, RI. After college studies in Mexico, Washington DC and Miami, she was providing consulting, accounting, sales and marketing services to the hospitality industry in Miami Beach and Key West until the early 2000’s.
Lori first arrived in Rio Dulce Guatemala aboard a sailboat in 2005, and started Guatemala Medical Travel in 2009 providing high quality surgical and dental procedures at reasonable prices for foreigners. The affordable health care concept has evolved into Casa Muriel Communal Retirement Home, opening in 2021 in La Antigua, Guatemala. Email to: L.Shea @ GuatemalaRetirement.com.
Elisa Marmol, Administration
Elisa moved from Guatemala City to Antigua in 2012, to apply her business education to the hospitality and tourism industry in one of the most popular tourist destinations in Guatemala.
Elisa has been a great asset in every aspect of business management in some of the best restaurants in Antigua. Beyond ensuring a superior customer service experience, we depend on her to oversee building renovations and compliance, as well as back-office procedures and accountability. Email to: E.Marmol @ GuatemalaRetirement.com
Karin Rudberg, R.N., Nursing Director
Nursing specialization in geriatrics, cardiology, and orthopedics in Europe gave Karin the skills and experience to accurately care for elderly residents and to train the Casa Muriel nurses to the highest standards. Karin’s devotion to preventive health and nutrition is evident through her participation in her family business, Caoba Organic Farms in Antigua, Guatemala. Email to: K.Rudberg @ GuatemalaRetirement.com
Jade Parker-Manderson de Bauer, R.N., Nursing Consultant