AvaLynda and Steve found a way to combine their LOVE for Senior Citizens with their business of Real Estate. After years-long research to open an Assisted Living home in their community, the closing of an Alzheimer's/Dementia Establishment brought about the opportunity to purchase an operational home for Senior Living.
AvaLynda shares, "When I heard from a friend that Avonlea was closing, I wanted to buy it before I'd even seen inside. My father passed away last year from Alzheimer’s, and we wanted to keep him home and care for him ourselves as long as we could. With family support we were able to do that.”
Avonlea exists to provide support to families who want to keep their loved one home as long as possible, and to help them if time of placement comes with a home setting and 24/7 licensed care.
Avonlea is a wonderful home -- private and semi-private rooms, enriching activities, spotless care-giving record -- but the FACE of Avonlea is her staff. The Director, Alma Wood, has become my friend. The RNs and CNAs are the Heart of Avonlea.
One of the Staff said to me, 'I like working at Avonlea best among all my positions because of the "hands on" with the residents. I get to KNOW them, not just help them.'
We look forward to serving the community of the Sauk Valley, and giving great MOMENTS to our loved ones with Alzheimer's/Dementia, and support to their families."
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