Assisted Living Locators

Assisted Living Locators of Charlotte provides FREE referral services for senior assisted living housing options.

Founded by Ken & Laura O'Dea, it is a locally owned and operated company that is focused on providing a personalized and compassionate service for seniors and their families. We are part of a national franchise that has been in business for over 20 years, Assisted Living Locators based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Through our affiliation we have tremendous resources and a knowledge base of experience to help families navigate the wide array of choices in senior housing and eldercare.

We are passionate about working with seniors and their families to help them find the perfect community for their loved ones. We complete a detailed assessment of each client and provide a thorough analysis and hands-on assistance to guide them through the process. By connecting with clients personally, we gain an intimate perspective of our clients' unique needs, preferences and circumstances in order to locate the best "home" for your loved one. We know this can be a difficult transition and we will be there as your advocate and support throughout the process.

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About Us

LauraLaura: After spending 25+ years in the Financial Services industry working with advisors and their clients to help them plan for a strong financial future, her love of working with people and desire to build a business of her own, moved her to embark with her husband, Ken, to open Assisted Living Locators. Bringing together years of experience focused on helping people protect against the things in life that can cause major issues, positions her perfectly to work with families and individuals that are facing life challenges as they age. "Working with seniors and their families is so gratifying and the interesting life stories you get to hear are inspiring."

Professional designations include Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and is currently attending Queens University to complete her Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation. She is also earning a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation as part of her desire to work with seniors and their families and understand the unique challenges seniors face. She is a member of professional organizations that include, Financial Planning Association, Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Association of Women Business Owners, Area Network on Aging (ARN) and Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Council (CMAC). Additionally she works with local groups that recognize and support social workers and other health care professionals that serve seniors in counties in Mecklenburg, Union and Cabarrus in North Carolina and Cherokee, Lancaster and York in South Carolina.

KenKen: Has spent many years working in the financial services/insurance industry where he helped clients plan for financial security for their families and businesses, utilizing life insurance and long term care products to help them transition into the next phase of life. Many of his clients began to reach a point in life where they were retiring and looking to move to a more carefree lifestyle or they were assisting parents who had experienced issues and needed additional care.

With Assisted Living Locators, he saw an opportunity to help his clients and other families facing similar situations, navigate the confusing array of choices there are in the senior market. Having spent his career working in a very personalized way with clients, he enjoys the opportunity to see the plans that were put in place work for individuals and families when the time comes for them transition to their next phase of life. He is currently earning a Certified Senior Advisor designation to add to his knowledge and ability to help serve seniors.

Ken volunteers with the local Meals on Wheels organization, Friendship Trays, to deliver meals to seniors in the Mecklenburg county area and helps with fund raising for that organization. He is a member of senior networking organizations that include Area Network on Aging (ARN) and Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Council (CMAC). Additionally he works with local groups that recognize and support social workers and other health care professionals that serve seniors in counties in Mecklenburg, Union and Cabarrus in North Carolina and Cherokee, Lancaster and York in South Carolina.

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Service Area

Proudly serving Mecklenburg, Cabarrus & Union Counties, North Carolina

Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Lancaster, Chester, Lake Wylie, Indian Trail, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Contact Us

Assisted Living Locators

Ken & Laura O'Dea

Phone: (704) 761-4595

6851 Thornton Oaks Ct.
Charlotte, NC 28270


Client Testimonial

It is with sincere thanks and gratitude I offer an account of my experience working with Laura O'Dea of Assisted Living Locators in North Carolina.

I relocated from New Jersey to North Carolina a few months ago. Prior to my personal move, I needed to learn the options for a care facility for my Mom. She is 94 years of age, and has issues associated with that geriatric age group.

Initially, I called the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, from whom I was referred to Laura. It is difficult to talk about the condition and needs of a loved one to a stranger, but after a few minutes in speaking with her I did not feel as if Laura was a stranger. I was comfortable speaking with her and that feeling of comfort was present the first and every time following the first time we met in person.

Following the initial phone conversation, Laura proceeded to use her multitude of resources and knowledge on my behalf. She arranged Assisted Living facility tours, all of which she had personally screened prior to my tour dates (and eliminated some from ''the list'', knowing they would not be a good fit for my Mom). Not having moved from NJ to NC as yet, the time available during my three ''visits'' to the Charlotte area was limited. Laura arranged interviews and walk through tours with the marketing directors at eight different facilities.

In a couple of instances, she arranged a second visit. I had no idea what questions to ask: Laura knew. I had no idea how to broach sensitive areas dealing with my Mom's care needs: Laura knew. I had no idea regarding locations of each facility: not only did Laura know, but she drove me from one to the next. Knowing the resistance I might encounter when ''suggesting'' an Assisted Living facility to my Mom, Laura suggested various approaches I might employ.

As one might imagine, between the emotional strain and the time spent going from one facility to the next, details of each facility tended to merge. In the days following our tour dates, Laura sent summaries to refresh and clarify the particular advantages and disadvantages offered by each facility. If there were any special offers or incentives that came to light following out visits, Laura presented them to me (and there were several). I am pleased to say, (after countless hours of research on Laura's part and multiple facility tours) I have found a wonderful Assisted Living facility for my Mom. When I started my search, I had no idea how proceed. Laura is where to start. It is without reservation that I recommend Laura O'Dea of Assisted Living Locators in Charlotte, North Carolina.

- Sincerely,
Andrea Chase Charlotte, North Carolina