After graduating from Chicago Technical College as an engineer, Floyd A. Schlossberg began working in the construction industry in the early 1960s and founded Alden Bennett Construction Co. Inc. in 1961. In the beginning, Mr. Schlossberg and his team built schools, fire stations, Park District fieldhouses and libraries in Chicago. In the late 1960s, his wife’s grandfather fell ill and required 24-hour nursing care, but her grandparent’s financial situation was such that a private, specialty home was not possible. That is when Mr. Schlossberg recognized the need for quality health care among the older adult population.
As a result, in 1971, he opened Alden’s first skilled nursing facility—Alden Lakeland in Chicago’s Uptown community—on a site originally slated for a high-rise apartment complex. Today, Alden offers over 40 sites throughout the Chicagoland area, Rockford and southern Wisconsin. Services span the continuum of care – from short-term orthopedic recovery and post-acute services to assisted living and skilled nursing to independent retirement communities. We also provide rehabilitation for people, both seniors and young adults, with more intensive health care and therapy requirements along with specialized care for the memory impaired.
Alden looks forward to another four decades of being a preferred provider of care and services.