Ideal Senior Living Solutions

These two people are the reason Iva Thelen decided to start Ideal Senior Living Solutions. She took this picture right before she left her mother and brother in their first facility. 


“Seeing them happy, having fun and being part of the party felt so good! I drove back home and it was just the most satisfying feeling,” Iva said. “It’s not been roses and a walk in the park since then, but in that moment I knew I had done the right thing putting them where they were, with someone looking out for them 24/7.”

Who Is Ideal Senior Living Solutions?

Ideal Senior Living Solutions, LLC offers experts to work side-by-side with your family to find the ideal senior living solution for your loved one in the Kettle Moraine and throughout Wisconsin at no cost to you.

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  • Specialized in Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, In-Home Care and Nursing Home Resources
  • FREE Professional Personalized One-To-One Service
  • Iva Thelen is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®
  • Independently Owned and Operated


“I have more than five years of experience working with my mother, who is in her early 80s and does well in assisted living, as well as my 48-year old brother who has suffered multiple brain injuries and needs a secure memory care facility. I am a Certified Senior Advisor® so I have the knowledge, resources and experience to assist you. I will listen to what both you and your loved one wants, and together we will find the ideal solution—at no cost to you. If you’re even considering this, you likely know deep down there is a problem, and I will do everything I can to offer you a solution. Living with your loved one when they need more care than you can offer is not ideal for anyone involved.”

What Is A CSA?

What Is A CSA?

A Certified Senior Advisor understands the needs of senior care. Learn more about how I can help lead you in the right direction.

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Our Services

Different situations require different services. Learn more about how I can help find the right solution for your loved one.

Our Process

Our Process

Not all situations are the same. Our process can guide through the necessary steps for the ideal solution.

Find The Ideal Solution To Long Term Care

“No one told me to look into V.A. benefits to help pay for my mother’s facility, or helped me hang pictures in her room to make it feel more like home. No one kept me company on the phone while I waited hours to fill my brother’s prescriptions, or guided me when I was unsure how to talk about and shop for his diapers. No one was there when I moved my brother to a new facility and had to run out to buy bedding that fit a different size bed. No one checked in or asked how they could help. I spent countless hours making sure I had taken care of every single aspect of their lives; I found the resources on my own, but I didn’t have one person guiding me through everything. I needed that person. And I want to be that person for you.”— Iva Thelen, Founder

Most people typically live in a facility for 18 months before they move on. Can you imagine taking someone who has lived in a home for 30 or 40 years and moving them every 18 months because they, or you, aren’t happy? You wonder who did their homework on the place. It starts out well, but it takes them months to settle in, and probably a few months of being unhappy before you move them. That’s no way to spend the latter part of your life.

For many people, something happens to their loved one requiring hospitalization or going to a rehab hospital, and they can’t go home. That’s when panic sets in. You likely haven’t been in this position before and you don’t know what to do. I want to help you react and think of everything—clothes, medicine, all aspects of their daily routine, anything you can plan ahead, as well as the bigger obstacles: finances, legal and medical power of attorney, quality of life. Whatever you need, I am here to help—no financial strings attached.

People who do this with a franchise aren’t thinking about the complete picture, but I am because I lived through that. I’ve been there, so I know much of what you and your loved one will be facing. I am not saying you can’t handle this on your own, but you shouldn’t have to. I want to offer my experience and I will help where I can. Others may find you a facility, but then they’ll leave you to figure out all the details, while you’re still processing the fact that they’re not coming home. Call me, and together we’ll find the ideal solution.