At The Alton our highly experienced and passionate team of professionals are dedicated to serving the needs of our residents, families and staff in a peaceful, comfortable environment. At The Alton our emphasis is living in the moment and providing a broad range of services to help our residents live comfortably and support our families. We look forward to showing you all that The Alton has to offer.
Kayla Nance is the Housing Director at The Alton. Her prior experience includes project and program management, researching quality improvements for services and supports for individuals with disabilities. Kayla has worked within the memory care community and has served as a senior companion to residents.
Why the field of senior services? “I am passionate about providing quality care for every individual and family that I have the honor of working with. I firmly believe that every individual, no matter what age or stage of life, has something to contribute and adds value to this world. ”
Community and Resident Services Coordinator
Kristen Edson is the Community and Resident Services Coordinator at The Alton. She brings to her position 25 years of experience in working in the senior care industry. Kristen holds a degree in Social Work, and it was her internship as an Outreach Worker with the Fargo Senior Commission that precipitated her interest in working with seniors. Since then, she has held various positions including Resident Services Coordinator and Marketing Director. Kristen is trained by the Alzheimers Association as a Caregiver Support Facilitator and is certified as a Virtual Dementia Tour Facilitator.
Why the field of senior services? “I have thoroughly enjoyed my career working with seniors and find it very rewarding. I have been touched by the many residents who have been a part of my life over the years.”
Kristin Elkjer, LSW
Director of Sales and Marketing
Kristin Elkjer, LSW was a director of social services for more than 5 years prior to becoming the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Alton. Kristin has consulted at numerous facilities throughout the Twin Cities and has also developed a curriculum to train new social workers. Kristin grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota and attended the University of South Dakota receiving a degree in social work. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the outdoors.
Why the field of senior services? “My father was a nursing home administrator which meant that I was exposed to many older adults at a young age. Seniors have lived so much life and have many great stories and wisdom that they are able to share. My best friend is 82 years old and I am so grateful for the stories she tells and the laughs we share. I became a social worker to ensure that seniors are treated with dignity and respect, ensuring their voice is heard.”