At The Alton our highly experienced and passionate team of professionals are dedicated to serving the needs of our residents, families and staff in a peaceful, comfortable environment. At The Alton our emphasis is living in the moment and providing a broad range of services to help our residents live comfortably and support our families. We look forward to showing you all that The Alton has to offer.
Kayla Nance is the Housing Director at The Alton. Her prior experience includes project and program management, researching quality improvements for services and supports for individuals with disabilities. Kayla has worked within the memory care community and has served as a senior companion to residents.
Why the field of senior services? “I am passionate about providing quality care for every individual and family that I have the honor of working with. I firmly believe that every individual, no matter what age or stage of life, has something to contribute and adds value to this world. ”
Community and Resident Services Coordinator
Kristen Edson is the Community and Resident Services Coordinator at The Alton. She brings to her position 25 years of experience in working in the senior care industry. Kristen holds a degree in Social Work, and it was her internship as an Outreach Worker with the Fargo Senior Commission that precipitated her interest in working with seniors. Since then, she has held various positions including Resident Services Coordinator and Marketing Director. Kristen is trained by the Alzheimers Association as a Caregiver Support Facilitator and is certified as a Virtual Dementia Tour Facilitator.
Why the field of senior services? “I have thoroughly enjoyed my career working with seniors and find it very rewarding. I have been touched by the many residents who have been a part of my life over the years.”
Sarah Boettner is the Homecare Director for Shepard Park Home Care. She started her career as a nursing assistant in assisted living and memory care, where her passion grew to care for seniors by seeing how much interactions with caregivers affected their daily life. After graduating from the nursing program at the College of St. Scholastica, she spent four years as an RN Case Manager.
Why the field of senior services? “I enjoy this opportunity as a Homecare Director to help staff grow in their nursing skills and professional skills every day. Training and teaching staff is a passion of mine. I believe training staff and giving them new tools and successful caregiving stories is essential for delivering high quality care and creating a positive work environment.”