Darlene also cared for her own mother until the end of her life. She helped to care for her Uncle who died
from Alzheimer’s disease and also helped to care for her step dad, grandmother, grandfather and aunt.

Darlene's passion for the elderly became apparent to her when she started working at an Adult Day Care
Center in Maryland in 1997. She then went on to work in a skilled nursing home and then help with a start
up of a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Each place she worked prepared her for the next and all
of her experience over the past twenty years has prepared her to help families with their own unique
situations now.
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Darlene has been specializing in senior healthcare
for the past 20 years. She has worked in Skilled
Nursing Care, Adult Day Care, Continuing Care
Retirement Communities, Assisted Living and
Alzheimer’s Assisted Living.


Born and raised in Maryland, she relocated to
California in 2004. After working in Sales and
Marketing for 40 years, she realized her passion for
the elderly in 1997. From 2002-2008 she worked in
an Alzheimer’s Assisted Living. She transferred with
that company to California in April 2004.
About Darlene  
Some of Darlene's professional affiliations include:

•        Founder/Facilitator of Assisted Living Facilities of the Inland Empire

•        Founder Facilitator of the Inland Empire Holistic Chamber of Commerce

•  Past Childhelp Board Member

•  Past Board member and President of IACC (Inland Association for the Continuity of Care)

•  Past Board Member for Inland Caregiver Resource Center

• Past Board Member of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce

•  Chaired the Inland Empire Alzheimer’s Memory Walk 2006 & 2007

•  Celebrating Seniors Committee 2006 & 2007
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