Mr. Tanton was appointed Administrator of Carriage House Manor in July 1992 and retired from that position in 2018. Prior to becoming a nursing home administrator, Mr. Tanton worked for State agencies having regulatory authority over nursing homes. Early in his career he fell in love with nursing home residents and developed a deep interest in their care. In October of 2000, Arvis and his wife Sheila purchased Carriage House Manor. Carriage House has grown to be the number one rehab and long term care facility in Sulphur Springs. In 2012 a dream came true when we opened the cottages. The Tantons were the first independent owners in Texas to build small home-like nursing and rehab facilities. “We are proud to offer Sulphur Springs such a unique long term care setting,” Mr. Tanton says. “We are grateful for everyone we have had the privilege to care for. Carriage House Manor has been a blessing to our family, and we hope it has been to those who have stayed with us, or may stay with us in the future.”
Sharla developed a love for serving the elderly as she grew up around long term care. In high school, she worked her summer breaks as the receptionist at Carriage House. She began working full-time here in 2005 following her graduation from Ouachita Baptist University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. In 2007 she graduated from the University of North Texas with an MBA, emphasis in healthcare management; and in 2010 she earned her Nursing Facility Administrator license. During her career at Carriage House, she has worked as Medical Records, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, and Assistant Administrator. Following her father’s retirement in 2018, Sharla became Carriage House Manor’s third administrator since it was founded.
Charlotte joined Carriage House Manor in September 2002. She brings exceptional customer service to our facility having worked previously in commercial and retail banking. She is an Ambassador with the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce and a past director on the Chamber’s Board. She also is a member of the Pilot Club and has served as past president and secretary of the Hopkins County Marketers Association. Charlotte is a member of our facility’s Quality Assurance and Peer Review committees. She has received several awards, including First Convenience Bank Manager of the Year and Sales Promo of the Year, 2009 Ambassador of the Year, and 2003 Employee of the Year at Carriage House. However, Charlotte’s most proud of her family. She is married with two sons, two stepchildren, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Regarding her job, Charlotte said, “Marketing for the preferred nursing facility in this area makes my job enjoyable. It is my goal to make every admission into our facility feel special and to make every family member know that they have made the right choice for their loved ones.”
Melissa came to Carriage House in November 2010 as an assistant in the Activity Department. In May 2011 she completed the course for National Certification for Activity Professionals. At that time Melissa was promoted to Director of the Activity Department. She has received additional training in working with dementia and Alzheimer’s. With the activity department in the fore-front of culture change or person-centered care, Melissa’s role extends beyond the ever-popular Bingo game. Her goal is to enhance the quality of life for each resident and to build relationships while doing so.
Lori joined our team in May 2013. Previously, she worked as the supervisor of cleaning crews for building contractors. When she is not keeping our facilities in order, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children and volunteering in our community. She said that she already feels like part of the family here at Carriage House.
Dora Saldivar joined the Carriage House family in 2009 following her move from North Carolina to Sulphur Springs. Her family of five has now made Sulphur Springs their home. Dora’s conscientious and thorough work helped her advance from a laundry employee at Carriage House to Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor in 2013. Dora is particular in cleaning her own house so she is driven to provide the same cleanliness for our residents in their home. She said, “The residents make me laugh a lot and help me forget my troubles every day. It’s a joy to work with them.” When Dora first started working here, she could not speak English. However, she was determined to interact with the residents and learned English to do so. We believe that is a testament to her caring heart.
Amber was born and raised in Sulphur Springs. Her roots run deep in this community, and she is proud to serve her friends and neighbors in the business office at Carriage House. She joined our team in December 2018. Before coming to Carriage House, she worked several years in the healthcare field. However, she has fallen in love with long term care. Amber enjoys interacting with the residents each day. She wants to help make their transition into a skilled nursing facility as seamless as possible. She is happy to keep our residents informed of their financial benefits and assist with financial questions.
Amber was born and raised in Sulphur Springs. Her roots run deep in this community, and she is proud to serve her friends and neighbors in the business office at Carriage House. She joined our team in December 2018. Before coming to Carriage House, she worked several years in the healthcare field. However, she has