To enrich the lives of those we care for with respect, dignity and empathy, encouraging independence, well-being and providing quality care in the comfort of your home.
In Loving Memory of Arden Rose Sorenson
March 7, 1937-September 14, 2009
Arden Rose Sorenson (Laurel’s Mother-in-Law and Kaylee’s Grandmother), was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2002. The family struggled to find exceptional care to help her in the end stages of her life. In 2018, the family was personally affected once again when Laurel’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. With many years of experience and expertise, when you are personally affected by this life-altering disease – it is never an easy decision to decide the appropriate level of support for a loved one. Laurel & Kaylee are both extremely compassionate nurses and knew providing quality care to seniors was their ‘calling’. In December 2015, Arden Rose Home Care evolved.
Arden Rose Home Care provides personalized in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of daily assistance. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our treasured clients while maintaining their safety, well-being, and comfort as they continue to live independently despite disease and other age-related conditions.
Our caregivers are carefully selected, screened, and trained to provide professional, compassionate assistance that meets our organization’s high standards. Our caregivers build true friendships with their clients in order to fulfill their emotional and social needs.
We understand the struggles faced by family members when a loved one needs extra assistance in their home—and we’re here to help. Let our caregivers alleviate this stress by providing in-home care services of a professional caliber but with a personal touch.
Meet the Team
Laurel Sorenson, LPN, Founder and Agency Administrator
Laurel has over 20 years of experience in healthcare working with seniors directly. Laurel began her career as a nurse in a Memory Care community, she has also worked as a Home Health Nurse and as a Director of Health and Wellness in an Independent Living/ Assisted Living community. Laurel has been passionate for seniors since accompanying her grandmother (who was the Director of a local senior citizens group) at the age of 14 to Colorado for a 10-day travel tour. During that time, she connected with the seniors and developed lasting relationships. Laurel and her husband have lived in Algonquin for 30+ years, they have 3 grown children, one grandson, and one granddaughter. She also has a golden retriever, Rosie, who loves visiting clients.
Kaylee Newman, RN, Director of Operations & Dementia Care Specialist
Kaylee has over 10 years of experience in healthcare. Kaylee began her career as a CNA caring for the elderly and worked as a wellness Nurse in a Memory Care community, she then worked as a Home Health Nurse locally, and as a Director of Nursing in an Assisted Living community. Kaylee found her ‘calling’ in senior living while in nursing school during her clinicals. With a spiritual gift of serving others, Kaylee puts her experience in nursing and her giving heart into every senior she has the privilege of meeting. Kaylee is married and has two young children, Thomas “TJ” and Reese, who accompany her on visits occasionally. TJ and Reese love their “Grand-friends”.
Lauren Girolamo, CCMA, Client Care Manager
Lauren has been in the healthcare field for seven years. Lauren’s passion for seniors began shortly after starting in the medical field. Prior to Lauren starting with Arden Rose, she worked in family practice and can remember always having a special place in her heart for the elderly. Lauren has many fond memories of going on mission trips through her church and helping seniors. Lauren and her husband welcomed their son, Kayden, in December of 2020. Kayden cannot wait to meet all of his Arden Rose friends!
Tanya Frost, Director of Community Relations
Since childhood, Tanya had always loved spending time with her grandparents. She has many years of experience working with seniors with dementia. Prior to managing a Memory Care unit, Tanya cared for her own grandfather who suffered from dementia—she is forever grateful her grandpa contributed to her finding her passion in this world. Tanya enjoys bringing her dog, Roma, to visit our lovely clients—knowing the joy that Roma brings to their lives makes the experience that much more fulfilling.
Rebecca Donze, Director of Sales & Marketing
Eldercare became an interest of Rebecca’s at a young age. She has always wanted to help families with the care of their loved ones, having watched her own family experience the difficult process of senior care with her grandfather. After graduating from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Management, Rebecca has worked the last 20 years in a variety of management positions in long-term care and assisted living facilities. Rebecca and her husband have two children and have lived in Algonquin for the past 16 yrs.
Melinda Ruschke, Care Coordinator
Melinda has been in the healthcare industry for 10+ years. She has always had compassion for helping the elderly. She is personally affected by dementia – her father has Lewy Body dementia. Melinda is married with two grown sons and expecting a grandson in July.