People are Talking
Here's what professionals and our residents and their families say about Laney's Cottages.
I have been working with Elayne and Laney's Cottages for several years providing medical care for her residents. The homes are beautiful and well maintained. Her caregiving staff is excellent and very attentive.
She strives to provide the best care possible to her clients and families. Elayne and her staff are passionate about this population and it is evident in the care provided to the residents. I provide medical
care to residents at board and care facilities all over Orange County and I can say that Laney's Cottages are excellent. I would not hesitate to place my own family at one of her homes if needed!
Elayne is the owner of four beautifully appointed and tranquil Board and Care homes just a short drive from the coast in Costa Mesa, CA. Salus has a long standing relationship with Elayne and Laney's Cottages.
We continue to refer patients to them, and their residents often benefit from our hospice care services. Elayne maintains a deep and recognizable commitment to senior care and the wellbeing of all residents
at Laney's Cottages. No matter the day or time, she is always available to answer a question, provide support or discuss a resident's needs. This is at the heart of the care that she provides to seniors
and a testament to her strong desire to make Laney's Cottages "home" and a place where quality of life is valued above all else. Her commitment to care is also evident in the team she has built. Elayne and
all of the caregivers display love and empathy to every resident, viewing them as family and friends, and always ensuring that each one receives the precise care they need through every stage of life. Communication
is seamless, and without a doubt, this dedicated team cares deeply. I confidently recommend Laney's Cottages to any family seeking a Board and Care home for an aging loved one.
Debbie Robson / VP Salus Hospice
The care at Laney's Cottages has been exceptional. Mom has been here for over 2 years now and her physical and personal care is as good or better than 2 full time 24 hour caregivers in her own home. The house
is always clean, sunny and bright. She enjoys the variety of foods and her caregivers are always jumping on any minor health changes and very responsive. While it's been very hard not to see her during the
pandemic, I have absolutely no worries that she is in the best possible place and I know that Letty and the other ladies take the extra moments to make Mom feel appreciated and part of the household---not
easy to do when she stays in bed (by her own choice). I am grateful beyond words.
I have been a nurse for 40 years. I have been in many Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly and met many Administrators. With Elayne, she is always easily accessible and frequently visits the home itself
to check on the day to day activities. She communicates well with the families and frequently updating them with the status of their loved one. This is very important but rare with most facilities. This
means better care over all of your declining loved one. Families want this to take place especially when problems arise, and if left unattended, will lead to you getting a call that your loved one needs
to go to the hospital, or for you to take them again to the doctors office for a problem out of control. I highly recommend Laney's Cottages for your loved one to have the best quality of life possible with
overall less complications.
Martie Garcia RN, CHHPN, CCM
Caring for an elderly parent who can no longer care for themselves is very sad and stressful. My Dad lived in a beautiful memory care facility that assured us they could take care of him. After 6 months of trying
to work with them and his 6th trip to the ER in a month it was apparent that we needed to move him somewhere that his needs could truly be met. After doing extensive research and touring a number of homes
we found Laney's Cottages. The owner, Elayne Carver is so knowledgeable and caring. She helped us get him set up with hospice, put safety measures in place to prevent him falling and accommodated a special
diet we had him on. Elayne's personal experience in caring for her own elderly parent and her experiences with the residents at Laney's Cottages enabled her to help us make several tough decisions that we
had never had to make before. Unfortunately my Dad's health deteriorated and he didn't get to live at Laney's Cottages nearly long enough. Moving him there was the right decision though and we are grateful
for the loving care he received while he was there.
Josh and Angela Lewis
After months of attempting to have my Alzheimer's wife cared for at an Alzheimer's specific facility, where she fell and fractured her hip I knew it was time to begin a search for a facility with more personal
care for residents and a better resident to caregiver ratio.. I attend a bi-monthly support group for caregivers of Alzheimer patients at the HB Senior Center and it was through a referral that I selected
Laney's Cottages as my wife's residence.
The proprietress is a professional in the field of health care management and was very positive as to the needs for my wife. We visited a couple of other sites but after spending time with Laney's Cottages we
were convinced ( niece, son and self) that this was the place for my wife.
They are courteous, listen well, maintain a spotless facility and most of all are interested in the well being of those in their care. I can call anytime and a caregiver will answer to provide the status of
my loved one. Admittance is limited (at this time of pandemic) and the sign in log is maintained. Cost of course is a dominant concern and i am quite happy and content with the services provided my wife
by the staff and ownership of Laney's Cottages.
Their protocols for emergencies has not been tested by yours truly but i have seen examples and again I am very comfortable with procedures they follow.
I recommend Laney's Cottages to any one having the need to place a loved one in a caring, professional environment where resident care is paramount and is JOB 1.
Laney's Cottages is a family friendly home in a residential park like setting offering caring, compassionate and friendly care. The staff is wonderful in providing to the individual needs of each resident. My
step dad is a resident at Laney's Cottages and very happy with his surroundings and the care he receives. If you are looking for excellent care for your loved one, I would highly recommend Laney's Cottages.
Laney's Cottages is clean, well organized, and staffed with caring providers. Even in this challenging time of COVID, they have gone out of their way to do all they can to let us stay in contact with our loved
While of course it's not like it used to be, we have been able to visit and interact in a safe manner that is superior to phone calls or Facetime. The staff has always gone out of their way for her and us. Highly recommended to reduce your worries in
Nick, John and Tom
On behalf of our family, I would like to thank you for your care and support given to our Mom and Grandma, Mimi.
You have created a wonderful home for seniors needing the extra care and assistance to maintain living their day to day lives. We looked at a lot of homes, yours was by far the cleanest and most welcoming. Light,
bright and cheerful. It was also nice that there were so many options for places to sit and visit with Mimi. Inside the house or out on the patio, your home was very nice place for all of us to come to visit.
Personally, I want to thank you for your assistance and guidance navigating the often challenging maze of procedures, visiting medical staff, therapists and hospital trips. Knowing that you had referrals for
the outside agencies we needed helped a lot. And it was nice to know we were using people who had provided care to other Laney's residents and that I wasn't choosing blindly.
Your staff showed Mimi genuine kindness and was always sensitive and caring. I know that Mimi enjoyed the time she spent at Layne's. I will not hesitate to refer friends and family to Laney's Cottages when the
opportunity arises. Mimi and our family will miss all of you.
Thanks for being our rock. Many thanks for all you do for my Mom
Jill, Steven & Christian
Can't thank you enough for the care and comfort that you provide.
Barbara & Family
Thank you for the loving care you gave to Joyce in her final days on this earth.
Margo & Rob
Laney's Cottages is a wonderful "home" where my mother is currently living in Costa Mesa. Though tragedy has struck our family as we know it, Elayne has stepped in to make my mom's transition to a
board and care facility the easiest switch possible. I have viewed other facilities in Southern California and found Laney's Cottages to be far and way one of the best. Our family is spread across many states
and being the primary spokesperson for the family, have found communication with Elayne very easy. I'm kept up to date on what's happening with my mother and feel "in the loop" with everything
she is feeling and doing. I usually visit about every four weeks and always find her home immaculate! She does a superb job from cooking meals to dispensing medicine. Whenever visiting she makes me feel
like part of her extended family and when the day is done and I have to leave, I leave knowing that I won't have to worry about my mom's care. I would recommend Elayne Carver and Laney's Cottages to anyone
who is looking for a board and care facility in the Orange County area.