ROSE – Residential Options for Seniors and the Elderly

Owner – Virginia Renker, CSA, MPH

Searching for a good Independent living, Assisted living or Dementia/Alzheimer's care facility in San Diego can be a daunting task. Residential Options for Seniors and the Elderly (ROSE) provides FREE step-by-step assistance, housing referrals, information and guidance to seniors, families and professionals along with funding options to San Diego seniors seeking information about senior living facilities.

Because we are a community-based service, Residential Options for Seniors and the Elderly (ROSE) has extensive knowledge of local senior care options in the San Diego area, allowing us to save families time and stress. Our consultants are familiar with each facilities (or as we like to call them, "communities") ability to accommodate various needs, the services offered, and the range of costs for each. Using this knowledge, ROSE can identify those facilities that will best meet your needs. In addition, we personally visit every retirement home that we represent. We conduct a complete background check and history of each facility we represent to include licensing, staffing, personal care, activities, cleanliness, nutritious meals, safety and security.

There are an array of options available for seniors in transition. We will discuss all of these options with you and personally guide you as you make the selection that you are most comfortable with in your search for a San Diego senior facility. Our guidance includes escorting you on tours of communities that will best fit you or your loved one’s needs and finances.

Description of Virginia Renker and experience

Virginia Renker is the owner of Residential Options for Seniors and the Elderly (ROSE) and is a CSA, Certified Senior Advisor, which means she understands the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors as well as how these factors work together. She has her Master’s in Public Health and a 25 year background in both health and academic settings. Virginia spent the early part of her career in the hospitality industry and recognizes quality service.

Virginia has always had a great passion for giving back to the community and for working with seniors and this prompted her decision to start Residential Options for Seniors and the Elderly (ROSE). This endeavor seemed only natural—allowing her to combine those passions in a way that provides value to the community. From her experience with her own aging parents during their transition and her volunteer work with both Meals on Wheels and Rides for Neighbors in San Diego, she recognizes the challenges that seniors encounter in the aging process.

She knows that when a family member transitions to a new home, people need to be able to rely on someone who can assist them in evaluating their options and making the best choices. After all, many people don’t realize how difficult this process can be until they begin a search and just don’t know what to look for. Virginia’s goal is to eliminate as much stress and anxiety as possible during this life change, while providing friendship, guidance, information and support along the way.

Virginia has developed countless relationships with the people in our community who also serve our senior population and these connections are beneficial to the seniors she now helps in navigating through what can be a maze of senior living options. It is the interaction with seniors and their families that she has found most fulfilling. She accomplishes this by determining what makes each of our seniors unique and then providing guidance so they may find a "perfect-fit" home that best suits their individual situation.

Virginia Renker uses her expertise to provide a wealth of information regarding San Diego senior housing as it relates to independent and assisted living facilities, support and personal care services, respite and hospice care, and dementia care to include Alzheimer's, vascular dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

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Virginia Renker, CSA, MPH
ROSE – Residential Options for Seniors and the Elderly

(619) 885-0420

6796 Colorado Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942


Member of the CaCPC

I am member of the San Diego South Advisory Board with the California Care Planning Council.

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Example of follow-up and personalized support

"When my mother first moved in, she was there. She visited my mother several times and was always checking in with me to see if everything was going well. Virginia had found the perfect home for my mother.

My mother, and her dog, were very happy there and our family knew that she was safe and cared for. My mother recently passed, and again Virginia was there for me. I cannot thank her enough for her kindness, professionalism, and empathy. When decisions are tough, and emotions are high, Virginia is there to support and encourage. I cannot express how much I appreciate all she did for our family, and give her the highest recommendation I can."

Annette W.

Client Testimonials

Thank you so much for all you’ve done in making this new “life” and home come true. I never could have done it without you and your never-ending encouragement, love, and beautiful character.

- Alecia P.

Virginia was a great find for me when trying to relocate my step mom. She was extremely organized, efficient and prompt. She went with me patiently to each and every home that we thought would be fitting for my step mom. She spent so much of her time in helping me find the perfect independent living. She very efficiently asked questions and took notes on each home we toured. She was there for me personally in helping all the stress, decision making, and meeting with my step mom in easing her anxiety. She made every step of this process go very smoothly. She is amazing. I would recommend her to anyone that is having to be in this situation.

- Patty S.