Classically designed and graciously caring.
Arboria of Long Grove is an all-new assisted living and memory care community offering respectful assistance with daily living and specialized memory support for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Residents and their families will discover classically designed residential spaces, gracious hospitality-based services and amenities and a courteous, highly skilled staff on hand to meet every need—competently and compassionately.
Locally Ownership, Development, and Employment
Arboria of Long Grove has been developed by Arboria of Long Grove LLC, which is owned by Long Grove Senior Care LLC, of Northbrook, IL. and T2 Long Grove I, LLC, of Wheaton, IL. The Arboria Community has been designed by Gleason Architects PC, of Sugar Grove, IL, and William A. Randolph, Inc., of Gurnee, IL is Arboria’s construction general contractor. Arboria provided work for over 200 area residents during its three year development period and will provide over 60 jobs in ongoing operations.
Expertly managed by a proven, nationwide leader.
Joining the local ownership team to manage Arboria of Long Grove is Life Care Services®, an LCS® Company. Life Care Services leads the way in senior living with over 40 years of proven experience. More than 33,000 seniors live in communities managed and marketed by the companies of LCS. LCS employs 600 people nationwide. Another 23,500 individuals work in 132 senior living communities managed by Life Care Services across 31 states. The management firm is well-respected with long-term relationships, including 152 employees and 59 community clients spanning more than 10 years. Life Care Services’ innovative leadership brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services as well as high-quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them. www.lcsnet.com
Arboria of Long Grove Staff
Get to know the talented individuals that help make our community great.
Cherie Getlin, BS, MHA, LNHA
I am very excited to be here as the Executive Director at Arboria of Long Grove. The team at Arboria is exceptional and are here to serve residents each and every day. This community is not only beautiful but a warm nurturing environment that residents call home. My goals at Arboria are to provide residents with the utmost respect, quality care, service and engaging programs. We serve residents first and foremost. Open communication, transparency and honesty are of utmost importance to me. I welcome residents and families to provide feedback and suggestions. I received my Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from University of Illinois with a minor in Gerontology. I went on to receive my Masters of Healthcare Administration from University of St. Francis. I hold a current Nursing Home Administrator's License. The majority of work I’ve done in the past 24 years has been in senior living communities. This is truly my passion and I strive to make a difference in resident’s lives. Personally, I grew up in Glenview and continue to live in the local area. In my free time, I enjoy my two children, spending time with family and friends, volunteering in the community, exercising and every now and then will watch some reality TV.
I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful community as the Sales and Marketing Director. I have over 30 years of sales experience and 12 of those years have been in senior living. I was initially guided to this profession because of my experience when my father needed additional personal care assistance and we looked for an Assisted Living community. I have had a passion for working to assist families with this very emotional transition ever since having the experience with my own family. On a personal note, I have two grown children, Jesseca and Nick, and I live in Westmont with my dog, Chance. I’m so happy to be here.
I am blessed to work at Arboria, leading a team that provides inspiring and exhilarating programs for our residents through the Life Enrichment team. I grew up in the local area, and my career has been focused on specializing in hospitality and human wellness. I have three amazing children, and my first grandchild is on the way! On my days off, I enjoy boating, riding motorcycles, cooking, and spending quality time with my friends and family.
My name is Debbie Gross, I began my career in the healthcare industry working as a Certified Nursing Assistant. After working in this capacity, I believed I could provide an additional service for my residents by pursing my lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. I attended and graduated from Northbrook College of Healthcare. In addition to becoming an LPN, I am a Certified Dementia Practioner, as well as a Board-Certified Patient Advocate. I believe those individuals with any form of Dementia, should not define who they are as individuals. Not only do I put my best self forward as a nurse, but I am an advocate for my residents, ensuring Arboria’s philosophy of “Heartfelt Connections”, which allows residents to maintain their dignity, with a sense of purpose in their everyday lives. Furthermore, I use a holistic approach when caring for my residents, where the focus is not only on the physical aspect of your loved one, but their spiritual and emotional needs as well. Being a part of the Arboria family gives me a sense of pride, accomplishment, and allows me to use my compassion while caring for residents.
Hi. My name is AK (short for Akinola) Ijietemi and I am the Director of Health Services at Arboria of Long Grove. The residents call me AK, not only for the first two initials of my first name but have told me I’m “Always Kind”. I began here as a floor nurse in March of 2017 before the community opened. My background is in business and I obtained an MBA from a University in Nigeria. When I found my passion in serving seniors, I decided to make a career change and become a nurse. After additional education and practice, I received my LPN license (Licensed Practical Nurse). Every day I look forward to coming to work and I gain so much joy from my interactions with residents. I have found Arboria to be a special community and my second home. My role at Arboria is extensive and includes coordinating health services for residents, communicating with residents and family members to provide updates and discuss medical issues, supervising the nursing team, maintaining high standards of care and much more. My hobbies outside of nursing includes playing soccer, basketball, and trading international stocks. Please stop by to see me any time.
Arboria residents and families spent countless hours looking for that perfect place to settle down. They deserve and expect a quality dining experience that stimulates their body and mind. This is where I come in! My name is Toby Pearson, I am the Director of Culinary Services. Arboria allows me the opportunity to ensure that our residents get great tasting food and the best possible service. I am trained and very capable of preparing various types of modified diets and thickened liquids due to dysphagia. We can also help our residents manage different types of food allergies to prevent anaphylaxis. I fell in love with the ability to put smiles and joy in the lives of those I cook for and have never looked back. I am a veteran of the Armed Forces, I have three children and am married to a wonderful (and very patient) woman! I love Chicago and all the different dining options the city has to offer, it continuously inspires me in my craft throughout the kitchen!
I come to Arboria with an extensive background in management and hospitality. I have a diverse background and I worked in the hotel and construction field before exploring my passion for building operations. I feel this gives me a well-rounded path which allows me to see all aspects of my job from various perspectives. I am passionate about serving others and providing outstanding service. Here at Arboria I oversee the building systems which include mechanical, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire and life safety. I make it a priority to ensure the safety and comfort of each and every family. I have three boys, a beautiful wife and an adorable rat terrier named Jersey. In my free time I love to volunteer with my sons athletic organizations, fishing and barbecue.
My name is Jada Higareda and I am so excited to be a part of the fabulous team we have here at Arboria. My background like many others on our team is quite diverse. I originally went to school to peruse my passion for baking and to receive my certificate as a lead baker. I have 11 years experience in the healthcare field and began working as a business office manager in 2015. I originally started in the dietary/culinary department while attending college and was given multiple opportunities for advancement with different areas of the healthcare field, making my way up to administration. I loved having the opportunity to be able experience healthcare from so many different perspectives. I was very excited to join the team at Arboria, as I have never been a part of a brand new building and it felt like a fresh revitalizing start!
I am glad to be part of Arboria of Long Grove. I have been working in the healthcare field since 2011. Early on in my college education, I was pursuing Criminal Justice, and changed my career path after working as a caregiver in a memory care community. I witnessed firsthand the compassion and kindness of the staff and the wisdom of the residents. I am a Certified Nursing Assistant, and throughout my healthcare journey I’ve had the good fortune of being able to achieve career advancements. I have experience in Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing. I feel fortunate, every day, to have the privilege of being a part of the lives of our residents and their families. I enjoy assisting prospective residents as well as families work through their concerns and find the best solution for their living and care needs. On a personal note, I am married to my best friend Luis and am a step mom to his two boys Julian and Angel! In April 2019 we welcomed our baby girl Jazlynn. We have a dog named Kirah.