Our Team

Leading the way in compassionate and expert memory care

Built on a foundation of proven leadership. A vision for dynamic and innovative care.

Terra Vista is designed and managed by a team of experts in dementia care, who possess keen insight on how a community’s layout, development and staffing can enrich the lives of its residents.

Our leadership team has owned and operated more than 42 healthcare facilities with close to 7,000 beds throughout Illinois. We’ve consistently led the industry with our compassionate approach, founded on integrity, innovation and commitment.

In fact, many of our programs have been adopted as “best practices” by other providers – for example, transitioning assisted living communities into “person-centered” programming as well as providing ongoing dementia education to the general community. You can rest assured that your loved one is in good hands with our proven expertise, best care standards and award-winning record of superior caregiving.

Terra Vista, located in the western suburbs of Chicago is easily reachable by all major highways and O’Hare Airport.

Natalie McFarland, BSN, RN

Executive Director

Natalie has compiled over ten years experience providing outstanding care to people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In addition to being a certified Alzheimer’s and dementia care trainer, McFarland is a licensed continued education instructor for nurses and social workers through the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations. She has also developed several Alzheimer’s research partnerships. Included in those projects were Dr. Virginia Cruz, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor of SIUE and Dr. George Grossberg, M.D., Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Saint Louis University. Natalie is a graduate of Southern Illinois University.

As a child, Natalie loved visiting her grandma and grandpa’s home. She and her siblings eagerly looked forward to family gatherings at grandma’s. As her grandma aged, she became more forgetful, less focused and eventually, was diagnosed with dementia. Her grandparents were forced to sell their home and move closer to the family as her grandma’s need for more hands-on care increased. Natalie knows from experience that a diagnosis of dementia affects everyone in the family. Today, her career is dedicated to keeping families affected by dementia connected.