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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 Certified Senior Advisor® who is also Dementia Care Certified®. With over 35 years of experience working with the elderly both personally and professionally, she knows first-hand the stresses of being a caretaker, and uses her empathy and knowledge to provide candid and compassionate guidance to Los Angeles families.

Laura cared for her parents when they were on hospice, and for her grandmother who had Alzheimer's Disease. She understands how the disease progresses and works closely with families during this challenging transition.

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. Laura joined Assisted Living Locators in 2019 and has built long lasting relationships with Los Angeles assisted living and memory care communities. In her free time, Laura volunteers with Kidsave, a non-profit organization that helps older children in foster care connect with adoptive families and lifelong mentors.

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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