Loves to fish
Met wife at skilled nursing facility
Likes to snowboard
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.
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.