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Elayne Carver

Elayne Carver

Position: Administrator

Organization: Laney's Cottages


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Elayne Carver is owner and Administrator of a lovely six bed residential care home in Costa Mesa, Laney's Cottages. She opened this home to honor and care for her own father, who was her first resident. Although her father has recently passed away, she continues to treat all her residents as family members, with high standards of care and compassion. She not only makes sure their physical care needs are met, but she also provides excellent meals, individualized care and social interaction to make the residents feel like they are a valued part of the family.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
In adition to managing Laney's Cottages, Elaine helped to found an organization called CASCH, California Association of Senior Care Homes, and serves as their President. This is an organization formed to serve licensees and Administrators of senior care homes, to enhance their knowledge and cooperation so they can be better informed and improve their services by working in cooperation rather than competition with each other. I imagine this was not an easy task, and must have felt at times like "trying to herd cats", with the large number of individuals with differing priorities and agendas. With the goal of helping others optimize their knowledge, CASCH is offering a Senior Care Educational Conference on Friday November 8. By helping and encouraging each other to learn and improve, they are also helping raise the standard of the local senior care industry to prepare them to better meet the needs of the frail elderly they serve. Elayne has been a vital force in making this happen and deserves to be recognized for her contributions.