SAN CLEMENTE : State Picks Nursing Home Representative

Thomas E. Stringer, the managing partner of a Lake Forest nursing home, has been appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson to the state’s Continuing Care Contract Advisory Committee.

The committee helps the State Department of Social Services draw up regulations for companies that open nursing homes.

Stringer of San Clemente is the committee’s only representative from a for-profit nursing home. He is a partner in the Freedom Management Co., which owns Freedom Village in Lake Forest and the Village in Hemet.

“I think we can work together to make life better for the residents,” Stringer said. “We need to look at the overall structure and finances of corporations that run continuing care facilities. We need to look at the background and experience of the people involved.”


State Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) and Orange County Supervisor Thomas Riley recommended Stringer, 48, for the unpaid position. Stringer has been involved in the nursing home business since 1985.

The governor’s office also named three other people to the Continuing Care Committee. They are: Charles Everett Cable, 50, and Ted Radamaker, 68, both of Claremont; and John Hayes Breux, 45, of Rancho Murieta.