15 min

Episode 3:5 Traci Beagley Talks About Her Family Legacy in Senior Living Glowing Older

    • Health & Fitness

Traci shares how Sunland’s home care services help older adults safely stay in their homes and combat loneliness during Covid-19, and how a cancer diagnosis allows her to go deeper with her clients.

About Traci

Traci Ahlstrom Beagley has been the Managing Partner of Sunland Home Care since its inception. In 1958, her great-grandfather and grandfather, Joe and Ross Farnsworth, built the first 55+ active adult community in the East Valley in Arizona. Since then, her father, Craig Ahlstrom, Sr. has developing several active adult communities in Mesa. Many of her memories growing up, involve serving and working with seniors. Sixty years later, she is following her family legacy.

Traci graduated with a Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree from Arizona State University with an emphasis on Business and Communication. In 2009, Traci opened Accent! Window Treatments. Her entrepreneurial spirit built a successful company that sold after five years. Then, in 2016, she was ready to start another company, Sunland Home Care. She has been actively involved in all aspects of the business.

In 2018, Traci was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Although it has been difficult to fight the disease, she feels the experience has given her insight with seniors in a deeper and more meaningful way.

Key Takeaways


A 2016 AARP study shows that loneliness is costing the Medicare System 7 billion dollars a year.
There is a trend toward “hospital at home”—it is less emotionally and psychologically disruptive and studies show it is less expensive.
Despite the explosion in telehealth, Sunland offers private duty nursing and medical doctor appointments because there is no substitute for face-to-face interaction.

Traci shares how Sunland’s home care services help older adults safely stay in their homes and combat loneliness during Covid-19, and how a cancer diagnosis allows her to go deeper with her clients.

About Traci

Traci Ahlstrom Beagley has been the Managing Partner of Sunland Home Care since its inception. In 1958, her great-grandfather and grandfather, Joe and Ross Farnsworth, built the first 55+ active adult community in the East Valley in Arizona. Since then, her father, Craig Ahlstrom, Sr. has developing several active adult communities in Mesa. Many of her memories growing up, involve serving and working with seniors. Sixty years later, she is following her family legacy.

Traci graduated with a Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree from Arizona State University with an emphasis on Business and Communication. In 2009, Traci opened Accent! Window Treatments. Her entrepreneurial spirit built a successful company that sold after five years. Then, in 2016, she was ready to start another company, Sunland Home Care. She has been actively involved in all aspects of the business.

In 2018, Traci was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Although it has been difficult to fight the disease, she feels the experience has given her insight with seniors in a deeper and more meaningful way.

Key Takeaways


A 2016 AARP study shows that loneliness is costing the Medicare System 7 billion dollars a year.
There is a trend toward “hospital at home”—it is less emotionally and psychologically disruptive and studies show it is less expensive.
Despite the explosion in telehealth, Sunland offers private duty nursing and medical doctor appointments because there is no substitute for face-to-face interaction.

15 min

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