Orange County’s Premiere In-Home
Care To Stay Home is the Orange County’s premiere in-home care organization. We provide non-medical, in-home care services to seniors who Care To Stay Home, but need assistance through our dedicated, compassionate and professional caregivers. We serve residents of Orange County and extend into parts of Los Angeles County.
Our Mission is focused on enhancing the independence, dignity and quality of life for loved ones who Care To Stay Home. Our Goal is to provide peace of mind to those shouldering the responsibility of caring for these individuals. Through dedicated, competent and professional caregivers, we assist your loved ones in achieving their highest level of independent living.
Care To Stay Home is a California State Licensed Home Care Organization. We are proud to be licensed by the Department of Social Services. Our Home Care Organization number for our Orange County office is HCO#304700099.
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Kraig Nakano began his career in Senior Services in 1992 with the City of Cypress. Mr. Nakano worked to develop educational and physical activity programs geared toward the elderly for the City’s newly built Senior Citizen Center. Read More »
Continuing his work with local cities, he joined the City of Cerritos in 1994 in Senior Services. In 1999, Mr. Nakano had an opportunity to join a non-medical in home care organization called Home Care-Giver Services. From 2000 to 2005 he was an integral part of developing the agency from one office in California to over a dozen successful operations in 9 different states. That agency was eventually acquired in 2005 by a publicly traded company. Mr. Nakano assumed the role as the State Director of Home Care Operations for ResCare Home Care, a role he held for over 2 years.
Having a passion for working in the home care industry and helping people age at home, Kraig partnered with long time family friends and business associates, Mark Wells and Parker Wells to found Care To Stay Home. Care To Stay Home was founded with the mission of enhancing the independence, dignity and quality of life for loved ones who desire to stay in their own homes. To that end, Mr. Nakano has devoted his professional career to assisting the Greatest Generation in aging in place.
He is a Board Member for the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) and serves on the Home Care Aide Committee. He routinely travels to Sacramento to advocate keeping home care affordable and for positive change in the industry. With over 22 years of experience, Kraig continues a strong effort to educate and inform families, clients, employees, and other agencies about issues and challenges facing the home care industry.
Mr. Nakano graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Resources, with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship & Small Business. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and enjoys golfing, fishing and playing basketball with friends. Read Less »
Parker WellsVice President
Mr. Parker Wells has been involved in the Home Care industry since 1998, when his father, Mark C. Wells purchased Home Care-Giver Services, an Orange County based non-medical home care agency. This group, Home Care-Giver Services grew to serve thousands of families in 10 States through its 20 office locations. Eventually this organization was acquired by a large publically traded business in 2005. Read More »
After witnessing the merger of Home Care-Giver Service, and having a desire to purse a career in Healthcare Administration, Mr. Wells served as a private consultant for the Quality Control & Risk Management department of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a consultant, Mr. Wells assisted Intermountain Healthcare in filling state licensing applications critical in opening the Intermountain Medical Center in Sandy, Utah November of 2006. Intermountain Medical Center is the 2nd largest hospital in the State of Utah and ranked #1 Best Hospital according to US News Rankings.
Seeing the need for continued assistance once a patient left the clinical, hospital setting, Mr. Wells, along with his father, Mark Wells and collogue Kraig Nakano, formed Care To Stay Home. Mr. Wells served as the Director of Business Development from 2007 through 2009. In 2009, Mr. Wells became Vice – President of Care To Stay Home where he now oversees the Operations and Marketing efforts in Southern California. Mr. Wells also consults with Home Care operations as well as health systems nationwide and maintains relationships with industry leading professionals to help shape the delivery of In Home Care services.
Mr. Wells holds a B.S. in Public Health from Brigham Young University where he served loyally as the Vice President of the Health Science Association. Mr. is passionate about Elder Care issues and serves as an advisor to the group Ageless Alliance. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters and son as well as fly fishing, surfing, golfing and enjoying the outdoors. Read Less »
Scott MessickDirector of Community Relations
Scott Messick is the Director of Community Relations with Care To Stay Home. Scott’s experience and passion with marketing relates back to both his father and grandfather. In January of 1984 the Messick family began Handbill Printers, a commercial printing company, located in Orange County, CA. Ever since his youth, Scott would work long hours helping in various capacities, but specialized in the bindery. His family built the company from the ground up and has now be a successful leader in its industry for over 30 years. Read More »
Beginning in 2011, Scott spent two years across the globe in Seoul, Korea. During this time, he was a self-funding volunteer for a religious organization where he fostered his love of service. In addition, this experience helped to develop his creative mind and he became fluent in the Korean language.
Upon returning to the United States, his drive for marketing continued and became firmly established when he began working in the Action Sports Industry. For a short period of time, Scott worked at Oakley Headquarters in the eyewear and watches department. With the knowledge gained, Scott moved to Hawaii and helped in laying the foundation of a new Oakley store location on the North Shore of Oahu. He was in charge of creating marketing campaigns and promotions, as well as carrying out their social media advertising. He was also the lead sales supervisor and finished 12th in the nationwide sales contest. During this time, Scott also graduated from Brigham Young University – Hawaii with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an emphasis in Marketing.
When Scott moved back to his hometown of San Clemente, he was with long-time friend Parker Wells discussing what his next step in life would be. During several weeks of discussion, Scott recognized that joining Care To Stay Home would be an ideal position, as it allows him to serve others, fill a need in people’s lives, and use his talents in his role of educating the community about In Home Care services. Since 2015, Scott has been happily working as a liaison between Care To Stay Home and the community. His duties consist of agency promotion, customer acquisitions, and case management.
In Scott’s free time he really enjoys to go surfing. His all-time favorite wave is Rocky Point on Oahu’s North Shore. He also likes to play basketball, socialize with friends, and travel to new places around the world with his wife, McKenzie. Scott is also a huge fan of the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Read Less »
Scott WakimuraBilling and Payroll Manager
Mr. Scott Wakimura brings decades of knowledge and expertise to Care To Stay Home. For over 20 years, Mr. Wakimura has been involved in service based businesses where he has learned the importance of working hard to help his clients while build long lasting relationships. As part of his career, Mr. Wakimura was a Professional Golf Association Teaching Pro, where he has helped numerous professional athletes achieve high levels of success in their careers. Read More »
Over the past 5 years, Mr. Wakimura has been a part of Care To Stay Home. Mr. Wakimura has held various positions and has overseen the Staffing, Recruiting and Case Management tasks within the operation. Mr. Wakimura now manages all the Billing and Payroll needs for the Organization.
Scott enjoys working with the elderly, making sure they are safe and well taken care of in their own homes. His main goal is to help all clients get the best care possible, with honest, caring and compassionate caregivers. He loves to see the right caregiver with a client and truly feels that all caregivers and clients are like family.
Scott is originally from the Big Island of Hawaii, and is currently living in Southern California. He is married and has 2 boys. On his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son’s basketball teams, playing basketball with friends, and golfing. Read Less »
Megan LopezHuman Resources and Care Manager
Mrs. Megan Lopez has had a passion for senior services that began in High School. In 2003, Mrs. Lopez volunteered at a local nursing home where she spent her time working with the Activities Director. She enjoyed engaging with the residents in one on one activities and watching their lives change through positive interactions. Read More »
Mrs. Lopez joined the Care To Stay Home in 2011 as the Staffing and Recruitment Coordinator. She found her passion in helping pair the right staff members with the right clients. Her success in matching clients and caregivers has led her to overseeing all Staffing, Care Management, Employee Management and Human Resources.
Mrs. Lopez finds it incredibly rewarding to allow individuals to stay at home while providing quality care. She loves developing long lasting relationships with client’s, their family’s and the Care To Stay Home staff. The most rewarding aspect of her job is Care Management, where she is able to go into the home and see Clients and Employees. These home visits enable her to personalize these relationships, and see how beneficial home care is to individuals and their families.
When Megan’s not at work she is spending time with her husband and two kids. She enjoys church activities, bike riding, reading, knitting, organizing and spending time with her extended family. A graduate of California State Long Beach, Mrs. Lopez received her degree in Business Management and Human Resources and is a member of the Human Resources Management Association. Read Less »
Jolie PerezCare Supervisor
Mrs. Jolie Perez has been in the Home Care industry for over 9 years. She worked as a Personal Attendant for 4 years where she assisted the elderly and disabled. One of the most rewarding experience she has had was caring for a patient and watching a family come together to support their loved one in their final days. Mrs. Perez has always had a passion for serving others and making a difference in people’s lives. Read More »
She became part of the Care To Stay Home Team in 2011 and has worked in several capacities within the organization. Her passion for helping others and serving families led her to grow and advance in her career. In 2014, Mrs. Perez was promoted to become a Care Coordinator Staffing Coordinator where she currently works to place Personal Attendants with families.
With her insight and perspective, having been a Personal Attendant in the field, Mrs. Perez is able to better assist and problem solve with clients, families and Personal Attendants. When doing home visits and meeting with clients and families Mrs. Perez can easily relate to the job duties and responsibilities of our staff and understands the needs of our clients. Mrs. Perez works on as a Care Supervisor where she participates in the Staffing, Scheduling, Care Coordination and assists with Recruiting our staff.
Jolie is a very spiritual person and enjoys spending time with her Husband and four kids. She enjoys music, going to concerts, reading, writing and watching movies. Read Less »
Danielle HernandezCare Coordinator
Danielle Joins Care To Stay Home with 10 years experience. Since 2007, Ms. Hernandez has worked in-home care services. Read More »
Danielle Joins Care To Stay Home with 10 years experience. Since 2007, Ms. Hernandez has worked in-home care services. Over the last decade, she has used her natural talents as a good listener to develop her skills in staffing, ensuring clients are paired with an ideal caregiver for each unique situation. Danielle is known to carry a good rapport with caregivers and clients alike, and says finding a successful match between the two is very rewarding.
Ms. Hernandez enjoys keeping up with her large extended family and spending time with her little girl, as well as attending concerts and taking road trips.Read Less »
Daisy NguyenRecruiting Coordinator
Daisy Nguyen is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, with a background in Human Development. Her passion for working with the elderly population is rooted in her time spent volunteering with a local adult day service facility.Read More »
Daisy Nguyen is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, with a background in Human Development. Her passion for working with the elderly population is rooted in her time spent volunteering with a local adult day service facility. She is new to the Home Care industry but finds reward in working to maintain and improve dignity, independence, and quality of life of elderly individuals and their families. She has a history of serving others by participating in community outreach events with various organizations and her church. Daisy finds enjoyment in spending time with her family, staying active, traveling, and watching movies [or frequenting Disneyland].Read Less »
LeAnn Alanis, LVNDirector of Talent Acquisition
LeAnn Alanis joins Care To Stay Home with over 15 years of Non-Medical Home Care experience. Prior to Care To Stay Home, LeAnn served as the Director of Development at the RTH Stroke Foundation. Read More »
LeAnn Alanis joins Care To Stay Home with over 15 years of Non-Medical Home Care experience. Prior to Care To Stay Home, LeAnn served as the Director of Development at the RTH Stroke Foundation. With over 30 years’ experience in Marketing and Sales, primarily in the healthcare industry, LeAnn is a welcome addition to Care To Stay Home and the people we serve. Along with her Home Care and Management experience, LeAnn was a Hospice Triage nurse for nearly 4 years. This position was a dream come true for LeAnn as she felt called to serve her patients and their families. Before this, LeAnn held various Director positions with various Home Care companies as well as owned her own Home Care company. LeAnn is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and CPR instructor through the American Red Cross and is completing a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. A proud wife, mother of 4 and grandmother of 6, she is excited to be with the Care To Stay Home and helping to further their mission. Read Less »
Hannah MerrowTalent Acquisition Coordinator
Hannah joined the Care To Stay Home team to unite her passion for helping others with her innate ability to find and make connections with people. Read More »
Hannah joined the Care To Stay Home team to unite her passion for helping others with her innate ability to find and make connections with people. A graduate from Biola University, Hannah studied Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing & Management. Hannah is a driven, passionate and caring person who makes every effort to help those in need. Hannah has brought years of customer service experience along with her business marketing skill set to enhance Care To Stay Home's recruiting and talent acquisition team. Hannah enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, climbing, and camping. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Read Less »
Natalie FritzTalent Acquisition Specialist
Natalie is zealous about helping others find their passion and focuses on growing the health and economic empowerment of the community.Read More »
Natalie is zealous about helping others find their passion and focuses on growing the health and economic empowerment of the community. As a new resident of California, Natalie is originally from Indianapolis, IN and is a graduate of Indiana University. She has an academic background in Healthcare Management & Policy, Human Resources and Business Administration. Additionally, she has previous experience in the healthcare finance sector and has also been a caregiver to the elderly. As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, Natalie enjoys recruiting new additions to our team and strives to make a positive impact in our caregivers' and clients lives. Outside of work, Natalie spends her time traveling, mentoring others, networking, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends and family.Read Less »
Does someone you care about need Care To Stay Home? It’s a fact that people Care To Stay Home. . . that’s everyone’s first choice. Call today for a free, no-obligation, in-home evaluation.
640 N. Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
Office: (949) 916-6705
Fax: (949) 916-6785
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