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About Assisted Living Locators

Since 2003, thousands of families have been helped by Assisted Living Locators, one of nation’s leading free senior living placement services. Founded in 2003 by RN Angela Olea in Phoenix, AZ, the company spans the country with over 150 locally owned offices. Assisted Living Locators offers clients the best of both worlds – the attention and commitment of a locally owned business backed by the expertise and stability of a national organization.

The Los Angeles office is operated by Sarah Ordover, owner of Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles. Her team services clients from Glendale and Burbank to Santa Monica, including West Hollywood, Century City, Westwood, and everything in between. The office also represents clients looking for senior living south of Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley in neighborhoods such as Sherman Oaks, Encino, and Studio City.

Sarah Ordover

Meet Sarah Ordover

Owner/Senior Living Advisor, CSA®, CDC®

Sarah is a Dementia Care Certified® aging specialist who sits on the City of Los Angeles Task Force for Alzheimer's Los Angeles. She is one of the few placement professionals in Los Angeles to hold an RCFE Administrators license. With more than 30 years-experience in the business world before changing careers, Sarah is a practical, calming presence to families, able to help them effectively think through their options and strategize about the best ways to move forward.

Sarah grew up in New York and Los Angeles with an entertainment-industry father. Helping her father through his last years, with all the attendant stress and confusion, gave her first-hand experience into the challenges facing families. Learning about Assisted Living Locators and how it eases families like hers through difficult times proved to be a "eureka" moment. She started Assisted Living Locators LA in 2016 and has grown it to be one of the leading and most trusted firms in the business. Sarah is an avid tennis player, active member of Ikar, a Mid-City Jewish congregation committed to social justice, and proud mother of two terrific adult children.

Laura Barrett

Meet Laura Barrett

Office Manager/Senior Living Advisor, CSA®, CDC®

Laura is a Dementia Care Certified® senior advisor who has worked with the elderly for more than 35 years. She understands the stresses of being a caretaker, having helped her parents when they were on hospice and taking care of her grandmother who had Alzheimer's Disease. Laura experienced first-hand how the disease progresses and gained proficiency in communicating with those diagnosed with dementia.

As an authorized Independent Outreach Associate for the Welbe Health Pacific PACE program (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), Laura expands Assisted Living Locator’s ability to service seniors on Medi-Cal. Joining Assisted Living Locators has given Laura the opportunity to use her kindness, empathy, and experience in service to her clients.

April Godales

Meet April Godales

Senior Living Advisor, MS Gerontology

April comes to Assisted Living Locators from 24 Hour Home Care, where she was Managing Director for the San Fernando Valley. She earned her master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Southern California (USC) and an undergraduate degree in health care administration. With nearly a decade working in home care, she brings passion and expertise to her work with older adults and their families. April is particularly tuned in to the stress that can come with finding senior-living solutions and approaches every situation with understanding and compassion. A lifelong Los Angeleno, April was raised and continues to live in North Hollywood with her fiancé, Philip, and her beloved pooch, Castro.

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Read Sarah’s Blog: The Senior Living Insider

4 New Los Angeles Luxury Senior Living Communities - 2021

Friday, September 24th 2021

4 New Los Angeles Luxury Senior Living Communities - 2021

4 luxury independent living, assisted living and memory care communities have opened in the Los Angeles area in the past year. What makes these communities stand out from the crowd? Find out here.

Do "Brain Boosting" Memory Supplements Work for the Elderly?

Tuesday, January 26th 2021

Do "Brain Boosting" Memory Supplements Work for the Elderly?

"Brain-boosting" memory supplements are advertised everywhere but do they work? The answer is no. Exercise and strong relationships do more for seniors than store bought brain supplements.

Los Angeles Jewish Assisted Living: High Holy Day Celebrations

Thursday, September 9th 2021

Los Angeles Jewish Assisted Living: High Holy Day Celebrations

Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, be they independent, assisted living or memory care, have thriving, active Jewish communities. This is particularly on display during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. See how Jewish seniors celebrate here.

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What's The Difference Between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes?

Thursday, October 5th 2023

What's The Difference Between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes?

Assisted living and nursing homes are two different types of residential care facilities, each designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with varying levels of assistance and medical requirements. Here are the key differences between assisted living and nursing homes in California:

Free Virtual Lectures For Caregivers - Navigating Dementia and Alzheimer's

Tuesday, March 15th 2022

Free Virtual Lectures For Caregivers - Navigating Dementia and Alzheimer's

Families and caregivers are invited to Zoom in to a series of lectures on navigating memory loss presented by Assisted Living Locators and Dementia Care Education.

10 Warning Signs Your Loved One Is Ready For Assisted Living

Wednesday, November 13th 2019

10 Warning Signs Your Loved One Is Ready For Assisted Living

Not eating, increased isolation and lack of housekeeping should sound the alarm.

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