About Visiting Angels Rockford

Learn why Visiting Angels Rockford is the leading home care agency for seniors in Rockford, Belvidere, Machesney Park and surrounding communities throughout Boone and Winnebago Counties in Illinois

Visiting Angels Rockford is the leading expert in essential personal home care services, proudly serving the wider Rockford area, including Boone and Winnebago Counties. Our Rockford branch is locally owned and operated by Mark and Vicki Harling who have both personally and professionally experienced the challenges seniors face and the impact those troubles had on their primary caregivers and families.

About the Owners

Before launching Visiting Angels Rockford, Mark spent most of his stellar career in health care publishing, working as a publisher of professional publications for physicians, nurses, and senior health care executives. With his own publishing company, he released a plethora of reports and publications that focused on the professional aspect of providing care to aging adults. Moreover, he also acted as a senior manager of several prominent health care journals. Years of experience in the industry provided Mark with a deep knowledge of our health care system and professional senior care services.

Vicki worked a long time as a special education assistant, helping those with learning and behavioral challenges to become successful students. She got a master’s degree in Special Education and continued teaching those with special educational needs. This experience eventually helped shape our holistic approach to senior care at Visiting Angels Rockford.

Both Mark and Vicki have personal experience in providing care for an aging parent with chronic health issues. Vicki’s mom, Margia, first started showing signs of cognitive decline when she was 72 years old and soon after, she was diagnosed with dementia. At the time, Margia lived in a different state than Vicki and Mark, some 300 miles away. Because of this challenging situation and safety concerns due to dementia, Vicki felt she needed to relocate Mom to live with her and her husband. Vicki and Mark took care of Margia until her condition progressed into mid-stage Alzheimer’s, when she had to be moved to a facility where her arising needs could be adequately addressed. During that period, they were unaware that home care solutions like Visiting Angels offered a preferred alternative to facilitated care. Had they known about such options, Vicki would have been able to focus more on being a loving daughter and less a caregiver to her Mom.

Ultimately, these personal experiences led Mark and Vicki to opening our Rockford office with the goal of helping local seniors age gracefully and independently at home for as long as possible. What is so appealing about Visiting Angels is our enduring philosophy of providing the best possible elder care services to senior clients and their families.

At Visiting Angels, you and your senior loved one will always come first. Get in touch with our Rockford, IL office and learn more about our in-home care services today.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.