Letter from the Owner
“Follow your heart until it feels like home”…..I came across this phrase one day and it really resonated within me. Choosing a new home for someone you love and care deeply about can be a very difficult time. One of the definitions of home is “a place where something/someone flourishes.” At Arden Rose Senior Living, our goal is to make everyone feel loved, safe and comfortable in their “new home”. As a senior’s family member or power of attorney you want to be sure you are making the right decision for your loved one. This is where “follow your heart until it feels like home” is so important when making this difficult decision.
My passion for Seniors began at a very early age, 14 to be exact. My grandmother was the Director of the Senior Citizen’s program in Oak Park, Illinois and was responsible for organizing all the activities and planning trips for the Seniors. For each grandchild graduating from 8th grade, our gift was to go on the trip wherever the seniors were going that summer. My trip was to Colorado. I became friends/pen pals with many of the Seniors. Little did I know at the time, this was preparing me for the journey I would follow with my own career path giving me the inspiration for our Senior Living Homes.
The name Arden Rose was chosen in honor of my mother-in-law, Arden Rose Sorenson who passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease in 2009. My mother, Joan, was also diagnosed with this debilitating Disease in 2018. Our family knows firsthand, the difficult decisions that need to be made when finding compassionate care for a loved one.
We are so excited to begin the next chapter of Arden Rose with our Senior Living Homes, honoring our own family members. Our inspiration came from a family visit to Colorado several years ago where we saw an Assisted Living/Memory Care home on a road we were traveling. This home had a very warm, inviting feel from the outside as well as the inside. I knew the moment I stepped into that house for a tour, I wanted to build something similar back home in Illinois. So, the journey began.
Six years ago, My daughter, Kaylee and I (both Nurses) started Arden Rose Home Care, our Home Services Agency, providing non-medical care to Seniors in their home. We are so excited to expand our services and see our dream finally come true with the completion of our first Assisted Living Home. Phase two will have an additional Assisted Living Home as well as a Memory Care. Upon completion, the three homes will be located on 3 ½ acres in the woodlands of Lake in the Hills, next door to our Home Care office.
At Arden Rose you will find dedicated care staff and personnel that truly care about you and your loved one. Our Homes are different than your typical Senior Living. We are owned and operated by our family, with no outside investors or developers. You can be assured your family member will be cared for, as we would care for our own loved ones. We are so excited to open our first Senior Living Home and truly make a difference in the “boutique model” of senior living.
We would be honored to care for your loved one!
Laurel Sorenson, LPN