Our Story

We started out to provide our residents affordable individualized care assistance in an attractive, upscale home setting. With superior personal care, beautifully appointed living spaces, and individualized programs focused on maintaining the dignity and self-esteem of our residents, we aim to offer the “best of both worlds” in the senior housing industry. Now we have three large properties and service a wide variety of residents. We are proud of what we do and it shows in the quality of our neighborhoods and the care we provide.

The Innovative Difference

We create communities with a focus on exceptional care and upgraded living, at an affordable cost. Our neighborhoods come with fully upgraded amenities, and a level of safety that ensures our residents and their families peace of mind.

We knew the minute we walked into
The Villas, this was the right place
for Mom and our family.

Innovative Senior Living Leadership

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Klaus Axen

CEO- Innovative Senior Living Inc.

Klaus Axen focuses mainly on the development, construction and financial aspects of Innovative Senior Living and has been involved in that capacity since May 2003. He has extensive experience with forming, managing and operating start-up companies. Previously, Mr. Axen spent eight years as an active attorney, initially with the largest Tucson law firm and then in his own practice, assisting hundreds of clients with their businesses. He later turned his attention to various business ventures of his own. Mr. Axen’s background includes commercial and residential real estate matters, employment and contract matters, tax and estate planning, and litigation.

Phone: 520.797.6534 / Fax: 520. 797.6512 / Email: kaxen@innovativeseniorliving.com

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Robert Larson

President- Innovative Senior Living Inc.

Robert Larson is responsible for the management and operations of the ISL properties. He has been on site at The Villas since June 2005, monitoring and participating in its daily operation. Mr. Larson has extensive sales, marketing and customer service background with one of the largest health club companies in California. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.A. in Sports Administration and an M.A. in Education. From 1995 to May 2005, Mr. Larson worked as Athletic Director and Department Chair for the start-up of two new high schools in Tucson, Arizona. His vast experience in facilities and personnel management, as well as scheduling, contribute to the day-to-day operations and future expansion of ISL.

Phone: 520.730.5271 / Fax: 520. 797.6512 / Email: blarson@innovativeseniorliving.com

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William Dycus

President/Owner- ISL Development and Construction, LLC.

Bill Dycus is President of ISL Development and Construction. He oversees all aspects of design, development and construction for the company. Bill has developed large subdivisions for national homebuilders, worked with non-profits to build senior, affordable housing and has built many custom homes. Bill designs and develops with a distinct point of view, using timeless and traditional materials, so that residents can live in a home reminiscent of the house they grew up in and where they raised their families.
See more of his work here.

Phone: 520.505.4714 / Cell: 520.400.7863 / Email: bwdycus@msn.com

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Lenora Pecora

Regional Manager- Innovative Senior Living Inc.

Lenora has been affiliated with assisted living and the healthcare industry over the span of 14 years and has been with The Villas at La Canada for 10 years. “I was 23 when I started working for The Villas”- says Lenora. Over the span her 14 years she worked her way up as a Caregiver, Activities Director, Administrative Assistant, Certified Assisted Living Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager and now she’s the Regional Manager and oversees multiple properties. Lenora monitors the day to day care of our residents, as well as other Administrative duties. With a Caregivers license, Managers license, Certified in CPR and First Aid and a Dale Carnegie diploma, Lenora is a valued and beloved member of the Innovative Senior Living family.

Phone: 520.531.0086 / Cell: 520.869.4041 / Fax: 520.797.6512  / Email: lpecora@innovativeseniorliving.com

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Laura Ziegler

Administrative Director- Innovative Senior Living Inc.

Laura is currently the Administrative Director for The Villas. In this role, Laura works closely with Klaus, Bobby and Lenora to ensure that all of the business operations of the company correlate efficiently with the care and medical needs of the residents. Laura transitioned from being Klaus’ paralegal when The Villas enterprise began in 2005. She utilizes her 18 years of legal knowledge, skills and training and applies it to assisted living property management. Laura has a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Resources Management from the University of Arizona, as well as a paralegal degree from the American Bar Association approved program at Pima Community College.

Phone: 520.531.0086 / Cell: 520.869.4041 / Fax: 520. 797.6512 / Email: lzieglar@innovativeseniorliving.com