Since the arrival of  COVID 19, it’s no secret that maintaining a properly trained and caring staff at senior care facilities has been difficult to say the least.  Sandyside Senior Living is committed to proper pay and treatment of all its staff members.  Sandyside’s full time staff members receive wages that are higher than the industry average, provided with a company sponsored 401K plan with employer match, paid time off, life insurance, long and short term disability, dental and vision insurance, and enjoy a flexible schedule.

Shyam Mahesh, MD

Dr. Mahesh is the new Medical Director at Sandyside Senior Living. He is a board-certified internal medicine physician. Dr, Mahesh has been on staff at Huron Valley Hospital in Commerce Township for the last several years. Recently, he opened his own office in Commerce Township. We at Sandyside felt that it was important to have one of our local physicians caring for our residents. This means if any one of our residents has to be sent to the hospital, they will see the same doctor they see at our facility.




Mandy has been with Sandyside since the beginning in August of 2017. She started working at the facility in 2009, when she was just 16 years old. She has taken a little time off to add two children to her family. She, her husband and 4 children live in Gaines. Mandy drives over an hour to care for our residents.  

Jane originally joined the Sandyside team in December 2018 and worked with us until December 2022, when she moved away from the area momentarily.  She is back in the lakes area and rejoined us in February 2024.

Danae is a CNA who joined our team in June 2018. She moved down from the Upper Pennisula to spend time with her boyfriend. You will see Danae 3 days a week on our day shift.

Ryleigh graduated from Milford High School is 2022. She is currently enrolled at Oakland Community College working towards degrees in Gerontology and Business administration. Ryleigh has a passion for caring for the elderly and it is her dream to someday own a facility similar to Sandyside.

Tara joined us the middle of May 2023. She has been assiting the elderly for almost 25 years.  Tara will be full time working both our day and afternoon shifts.

Debra joined our staff in January 2024. She was born in New Zealand, but has resided in the United States for 16 years.  She has years of experience working the elderly population.

Nora also joined us in March 2024. She has years of experience in senior care as an activities director, as well as a caregiver for a large facility.  She also has experience in hospice care.

Desiree graduated Milford High School in 2023.  Upon graduation she moved to the Grand Rapids area and started working for a group of small adult foster care homes.  She has moved back to the area and will be full-time.



Kristal joined our staff in September 2022. She has 2 years of prior senior care experience. She will be working 4 midnight shifts a week.

Sky joined us at Sandyside in April 2024. She is the proud mother of 4 daughters.  Prior to joining Sandyside she worked for a home care company that assisted veteran’s.

Sierra started with Sandyside in December of 2020. In April of 2023 she moved out of the area. Sierra is now back in the area, and once again back at Sandyside.  

Ashlen is a CNA that has spent the last 3 1/2 years working at a large nursing facility.  She is looking forward to the more relaxed pace here at Sandyside. 




Mary has been employed at our facility since 2012.  Mary is now semi-retired working Saturday and Sunday in the kitchen. Her full-time job is now caring for her grandchildren.

Vicky is a CNA that started at Sandyside as a volunteer through Oakland schools. Vicky was hired in March of 2019, just after her 18th birthday. Vicky will be starting nursing school at OCC in the fall of 2024.

Debra  joined our staff late in 2019. She has been employed at the South Lyon School District as a para-pro tending to the needs of some of the districts special needs children. She has the perfect demeanor to add to the enrich the lives of our residents here at Sandyside.

Alexa joined our staff in December of 2020.   She worked for a larger local facility for about a year before joining us at Sandyside. She will be starting the RN program at Oakland Community College in January 2023.

Asia started her relationship with the residents volunteering at our facility through Oakland Schools Technical Campus.  She officially joined our staff, in a paid capacity, in February 2023.  She graduated from Lakeland High School in 2023 and plans to further her education and become a registered nurse.

Katie started at Sandyside in February of 2021, while still in high school.  She is now attending U of M nursing school in Ann Arbor.  When she graduates she plans on joing the military and becoming a military nurse.

Jillian joined our staff in January 2024.  She Will graduate high high school this spring and start college in fall of 2024.




Timothy Nye and Michael Piagentini have been friends for 25 years. They first met while they were both teenagers working at a local funeral home.

Both Mike and Tim are licensed funeral directors and had been looking at buying a funeral home for the last few years, when this opportunity crossed their paths.

They have always enjoyed aiding the elderly and buying this facility just seemed like a natural fit for both of them. Both Mike and Tim are very active in the day-to-day operations and both can be seen everyday at Sandyside Senior Living’s beautiful facility in White Lake, MI.


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We take the business of providing exceptional care very seriously. As such, we are always looking for the best talent in the industry. If you are looking for a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or you are an experienced elderly caregiver, you might consider Sandyside Senior Living. Ideal team members must be passionate about providing exceptional care in a team-centric environment.


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