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Compassion meets Excellence in a beautiful setting called, “Home.”

Arctic Rose Assisted Living is a luxuriously appointed 5-bedroom home located in the majestic Matanuska Susitna Valley. This stunning home boasts 14-foot ceilings that showcase the formal entry and is equipped with
Assisted Living Facility in Wasilla kitchen

It has been said that kitchen is the “hub” of the home, and this kitchen will certainly impress you. Decorated with a bit of whimsy and state-of-the art stainless steel appliances and granite countertops – the homey smells of freshly baked desserts will delight you. Each spacious gathering room is perfect for family visits and special events. gather around the fireplace and make new memories. During the warmer months, an outdoor covered dining make new memories. During the warmer months, an outdoor covered dining area is complete with barbeque and is available for entertaining. Each of the five bedrooms is appointed with large closets, high speed internet and flat-screen TVs for your enjoyment. These suites are roomy enough to accommodate couples, please inquire for availability.

VARUN PATEL

Owner And Operator

Arctic Rose Assisted Living Home is in the highly capable and caring handof owner and operator, Varun Patel. Before Varun got into the caregiving business, he was caring for people. Raised by his mother and grandmother, who cared for elders in their home, Varun was influenced by compassion, kindness, and the ability to solve problems for people at a young age. Later, Varun joined the Army and became a Army Officer, while serving his country he also earned his master’s degree in business from the University of Southern California. In 2015, Varun was honored to be selected as the Vice President of Logistics for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. And in 2016, Varun came to Alaska and fell in the love with the friendly people and the glorious landscape. He decided to stay in Alaska and become an investor. Varun leaned on his business sense and generations of caring that had gone before him. He envisioned an assisted living home that was excellent in beauty, accessibility, care, and a variety of services offered. He envisioned Arctic Rose Assisted Living, LLC.

EDWARD VANCE

Operations and Logistics

After a 24 year career in the Army, with 12 of those years in public health and medical services, Ed is looking forward to the next challenge in his life: providing quality, compassionate care for vulnerable populations.  Ed and Varun served together in the Army and decided to go into business together in 2020 in order to help meet the increasing demand for assisted living services across Alaska, with a focus on providing excellent care in comfortable, homelike settings that residents are excited to live in and team members are proud to work in.  He brings a great deal of leadership, management, logistical and operational experience to the team.
Claudia Cardona

CLAUDIA CARDONA, LPN

Director

Compassion drives Claudia to do what she does every day – she helps people live their best life. In addition to being a nurse, Claudia is also highly skilled in every aspect of human resources and office administration. She brings organization to the organization. Claudia is involved with over-all planning and development, setting staff schedules, admissions, and meeting with families. She oversees the care of the home and sets the standard for excellence. She also has a heart as big as Alaska! Claudia’s biggest joy is seeing residents blossom in their care.
ELISA WINCHESTER

ELISA WINCHESTER, LPN

Administrator

Elisa has been a nurse for nearly 40 years! She brings a plethora of knowledge and know-how to the organization. Some might say that she IS the organization – with her humor, patience, heart, ability to take on any challenge, and dash of tenacity, she keeps Briar Rose on track and running smoothly. Elisa is the point of contact for licensing and day-to-day operations. From “A to Z, I handle everything.” She says, and she does. Elisa finds a lot of satisfaction in providing a variety of activities for residents to choose from – she believes life is treasured the most when enjoyed and lived to the fullest.
KRIS REISINGER

KRIS REISINGER

Marketing

Representing people and businesses, both through story-telling and graphic design is something that Kris has always enjoyed. A published author, Kris has been involved in writing, public speaking, promotions, and marketing for over 20 years.

How Do Home Healthcare & Home Care Work Together?

If you or your loved one is in need of caregiving services, we encourage you to reach out for a complimentary evaluation so we can customize an appropriate plan of care. Contact us for more information.

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    Week 2:

    Monday:

    • Breakfast: Gluten-free oatmeal with mixed berries and honey
    • Lunch: Turkey and swiss cheese sandwich with gluten-free bread
    • Dinner: Lemon pepper chicken with roasted vegetables and quinoa
    • Afternoon snack: Gluten-free rice cakes with almond butter

    Tuesday

    • Breakfast: Gluten-free toast with mashed avocado and hard-boiled egg
    • Lunch: Spinach and mixed greens salad with grilled chicken and gluten-free croutons
    • Dinner: Baked tilapia with lemon and herbs, mixed vegetables and brown rice
    • Afternoon snack: Sliced orange with gluten-free yogurt

    Wednesday

    • Breakfast: Gluten-free pancakes with fresh berries and syrup
    • Lunch: Egg salad with gluten-free bread
    • Dinner: Beef roast with roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes
    • Afternoon snack: Raw veggies with gluten-free hummus

    Thursday

    • Breakfast: Gluten-free yogurt with mixed berries and gluten-free granola
    • Lunch: Caprese salad with gluten-free crackers
    • Dinner: Grilled chicken with gluten-free pasta and mixed vegetables
    • Afternoon snack: Gluten-free popcorn with cinnamon

    Friday

    • Breakfast: Gluten-free waffles with mixed fruit and whipped cream
    • Lunch: Tomato soup with gluten-free grilled cheese sandwich
    • Dinner: Baked salmon with roasted sweet potatoes and mixed vegetables
    • Afternoon snack: Gluten-free rice cakes with peanut butter

    Saturday

    • Breakfast: Gluten-free toast with mashed avocado and hard-boiled egg
    • Lunch: Tuna salad with gluten-free crackers
    • Dinner: Grilled pork chops with roasted vegetables and mashed sweet potatoes
    • Afternoon snack: Sliced pear with gluten-free cheese

    Sunday

    • Breakfast: Gluten-free bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon
    • Lunch: Grilled chicken Caesar salad with gluten-free croutons
    • Dinner: Grilled salmon with sweet potato mash and mixed vegetables
    • Afternoon snack: Gluten-free rice crackers with cheese

    Week 1:

    Monday:

    •  Breakfast: Gluten-free oatmeal with mixed berries and honey
    • Lunch: Turkey and avocado wrap with gluten-free bread
    • Dinner: Grilled chicken with roasted vegetables and brown rice
    • Afternoon snack: Gluten-free rice crackers with hummus

    Tuesday

    • Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with spinach and gluten-free toast
    • Lunch: Mixed green salad with grilled chicken and balsamic vinaigrette
    • Dinner: Baked salmon with quinoa and mixed vegetables
    • Afternoon snack: Sliced pear with almond butter

    Wednesday

    1. Breakfast: Gluten-free pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup
    2. Lunch: Grilled chicken Caesar salad with gluten-free croutons
    3. Dinner: Pork tenderloin with sweet potato mash and steamed broccoli
    4. Afternoon snack: Carrots with gluten-free ranch dressing

    Thursday

    1. Breakfast: Greek yogurt with mixed berries and gluten-free granola
    2. Lunch: Tuna salad with mixed greens and gluten-free crackers
    3. Dinner: Baked chicken with roasted root vegetables and gluten-free bread
    4. Afternoon snack: Raw almonds

    Friday

    • Breakfast: Gluten-free waffles with mixed fruit and whipped cream
    • Lunch: Spinach and feta omelet with gluten-free toast
    • Dinner: Beef stir-fry with gluten-free rice noodles and mixed vegetables
    • Afternoon snack: Gluten-free popcorn

    Saturday

    • Breakfast: Gluten-free toast with avocado and boiled egg
    • Lunch: Grilled chicken and vegetable kebab with quinoa
    • Dinner: Stuffed bell peppers with ground turkey and brown rice
    • Afternoon snack: Sliced apple with gluten-free peanut butter

    Sunday

    1. Breakfast: Gluten-free bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon
    2. Lunch: Grilled chicken Caesar salad with gluten-free croutons
    3. Dinner: Grilled salmon with sweet potato mash and mixed vegetables
    4. Afternoon snack: Gluten-free rice crackers with cheese