Dar Dahleen, Franchise Owner
Dar - Grew up in Orland Park, Illinois. Dar is a CPA and has spent 25 years in public accounting as a manager and a trusted advisor to clients for many years. Prior to becoming a CPA, Dar received an Associate’s degree in Science from Moraine Valley Community College and a B.A. in Business Administration from Governor’s State University.
Dar’s first experience with Home Instead Senior Care came when she was working as a CPA for several franchise owners. From working with the owners, she had the opportunity to see the services Home Instead provides and the empathy that goes into caring for seniors. When the opportunity to own a HISC franchise became available, she seized the moment to make a difference. Dar’s main focus has always been on service for her clients and making sure their needs are met. She feels that HISC is the best way she can meet the needs of the seniors in our community to keep them independent and in their homes.
“I watched both of my grandmothers spend the end of their lives in nursing homes, one had dementia, and the other had several strokes that left her almost paralyzed, I decided then that I wanted to make a difference in the lives of seniors to keep them in their own homes. The need is so great for services like ours and there are not a lot of opportunities available to these seniors but now I can offer seniors an alternative that allows them to remain in their homes.”