Emmanuel Guarino, Residential Assisted Living Academy CEO

Emmanuel Guarino
CEO, RALAcademy

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Residential Assisted Living — What it is and how it works!

RAL is an opportunity to create a financial legacy for your family while providing a real solution to a real need for real people.

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Real Stories From RALAcademy Students

Donald & Talinda in Missouri

Residential Assisted Living Business Owner

Motivated by a passion to help people and seeing first-hand the issues with their parent’s senior living environments, Donald & Talinda jumped feet first into residential assisted living. Determined to raise the standards of care, and being brought up by an extremely entrepreneurial father, Donald had the right mindset to seek out and follow through with the opportunity in assisted living investing.

Their new RAL home is a 12 bedroom, 6,600 sq ft facility that offers adult day services as well as memory care. The impact of their RAL home in their community has been exciting to watch, and we can’t wait to see them expand more homes in the near future.

“Thank you to the RAL Academy. It has been amazing the support we’ve received from you guys. We wouldn’t have been able to make this journey without you.” – Donald

Timothy & Helga in Arizona

Residential Assisted Living Business Owner

Music theory professor and professional musician, Timothy and Helga had years of experience with single-family rentals, but wanted to broaden their investment and create a lasting legacy. They got their start in residential assisted living by remodeling their own home into a 10 bed, 11 bath RAL facility. The care they provide their residents is focused on holistic health, with advanced nutrition programs, mental and physical exercise, music therapy and much more. Their biggest advice for those getting into this business, “know your why.” Find your purpose and embrace it fully.

Mandi in Rhode Island

Residential Assisted Living Business Owner

Among some of our first RAL Academy students, Mandy and her husband found the opportunity in residential assisted living irresistible. Though, initially running into roadblocks with zoning and building regulations, with the support from our academy they found their way past obstacles. It’s been over three years since they opened their 10-resident RAL home in Rhode Island and they are truly enjoying the fruits of their labor. Mandy’s advice…continue to ask questions until you get the answers you need to hear.

Jeff in Arizona

Residential Assisted Living Business Owner

Looking for a career change from a corporate aerospace 9 to 5 job, Jeff looked into real estate and after running the numbers found that he would need to invest in 60 units to match his income. Upon hearing about residential assisted living and the potential to make that same net profit with just one or two single-family homes, it was clear that this was the right choice for investment.

Having attended the RAL Academy 3-day training and completing the home study course, Jeff just opened his spacious nine resident home in Tuscon, AZ and is on this way to filling at. He and his wife have a goal of expanding to four RAL homes and eventually even helping his employees run their own assisted living homes one day.

Heather & Kevin in Arizona

Residential Assisted Living Business Owner

With a long time interest in real estate, Kevin found Gene’s RAL Academy system through a real estate podcast. His passion, in combination with Heather’s passion in her nursing career, pointed to the residential assisted living opportunity as one that just made sense. “Coming out to that 3-day really opened our eyes so much to the potential…it was invaluable to us.”

Although it took a while to find the right home, they persevered and just took the process a step at a time. Wanting to create the perfect environment, a place that they would be happy to have their own parents live in, their 10 resident home in Gilbert, AZ is open and operating at full capacity. And now they are looking to duplicate their efforts and start a second RAL home. Heather & Kevin’s advice…” get the training and seek out advice…it’s important to have that support system.”

Allyson in Colorado

Residential Assisted Living Business Owner

A former public school teacher, Allyson was looking for a solid investment plan for her family. She spent years volunteering in large senior care homes and when she heard about residential assisted living as an alternative, “it lined up with a passion and also made a ton of sense.” With very limited experience with real estate, health care or financial planning, Allyson learned everything she needed to open her residential assisted living home in Castle Rock, CO through the RAL Academy and the assistance available through the platinum support package. She advises anyone getting into this industry to get connected and network with people who are already operating RAL homes and ask lots of questions.

Answers To Most Frequently Asked Questions

The average in America today is $4,000 per month for a private room in assisted living. That includes everything from Medicare, Medicaid, to the highest privately paid. The idea of $4,000 is average but you’re more than likely going to be above average. You wouldn’t want to put mom in an average place, when you pull up you don’t even want to slow down the car.

Average or above, so $4,000 to $6,000 a month is what people pay for private assisted living homes. That’s the sweet spot, that’s the focus, that’s what we teach people how to do. That’s what you should plan on paying if you’re going to move into somebody else’s home. If you want to live for free, start your own home.

Five, six, $8,000 a month, that’s a lot of money. How do people afford it? We don’t focus on Medicare and Medicaid. We focus on private-pay, so whether it be longterm care insurance or an individual’s income stream from their pension, social security, or liquidating assets — like their own home or other assets and investments — to pay for their assisted living. This is what people typically do for assisted living.

Even if there is a senior who doesn’t have access to those assets, it’s their kids who are taking care of the costs.

So, how do people afford it? Frankly, they take care of it any way they can because they love mom and dad. The seniors we serve have families who make sure their parents have the very best care.

Yes, you can! We show our students how to do RAL with their own money or how to use other people’s money. When you think about it, borrowing from a bank is borrowing other people’s money. When you bring in outside lenders, investors, or private individuals those are all options utilizing other people’s money.

A lot of times people will think, “Oh, I have to have skin in the game,” and they believe they have to have their own money in. That’s not how we think about it. If you’re putting in the time, the effort, you have the plan, and you’re willing to do the work, you’re putting a lot of skin in the game.

Others have the money and are looking for something or somebody to invest in. That can be you! But you need to know what you’re doing. That’s where we come in. We’ll show you exactly what to do — whether using your own money or someone else’s. The choice is yours. You decide.

You have a home now — can you use it as a residential assisted living home? Maybe yes — but just because you could doesn’t mean you should. The biggest and most important piece of this puzzle is location, location, location. Is it near the right people? Is it near the right demographic?

If it’s near a college campus where the average age is 30 years old and these 30 year olds have parents in their 50s and 60s who are not in assisted living, that’s not an ideal location.

However, if your home is in an area where the average age is 50-60 years old and their parents are 80 and 90 years old, that’s the right neighborhood.

You’ll then want to look at economics. Are the residents in the area middle and below or middle and above? A successful residential assisted living property will want residents in the upper middle income, making location critical.

You don’t need to worry about the home structure, itself. We can scrape it away and build it new. It’s the location that we want to be certain is a fit.

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