Entries by Elizabeth Garvey


November is National Family Caregivers Month. RAL Academy is supporting family caregivers by providing pro-tips as a resource to help sons and daughters caring for their senior parents. Many family caregivers understand the responsibilities involved in providing proper care, but others are unaware and uneducated concerning what is needed for senior assisted living care.

Is There A Way To Lower Staff Turnover? (RALA)

Working in the residential assisted living industry comes with many challenges. One that often troubles RAL owners is the increased rate of turnover in their employees. While it is impossible to eliminate this issue, there are many ways that owners and managers can significantly reduce turnover and retain a team of loyal and passionate employees.

Why Is Senior Housing Such a Hot Topic? (Simple Passive Cash Flow Podcast Interview)

The explosion of the baby boomer demographic entering their senior years is a crisis that can be shifted into an opportunity for those poised to act. No one is immune to the process of aging and every one of us is slowly moving closer to the point where we will need assistance with daily life. Senior housing addresses that need and Gene Guarino shares how anyone can participate in this opportunity as a real estate investor, business owner or simply investing in this rapidly growing industry.

Big-Box Senior Living vs. Residential Assisted Living Homes…What’s the Difference?

Taking care of your parents and relatives in their twilight years isn’t always the easiest task. They often require professional help and care, which can be difficult for family members who live busy lives. Seniors often require help with basic everyday tasks and this need for professional care had been overseen by large hospital-like institutions for decades. But as more seniors became unsatisfied with these sterile environments, it brought about the creation of residential assisted living homes and the comfort they provide. So what is the best option for your loved ones?

Is Your RAL Marketing Plan Working for You?

We all know that reputation and word of mouth is one of the best sources for marketing, especially when it comes to residential assisted living homes. But what if that isn’t enough? What if you are just starting out or have limited experience with marketing in this ever-advancing age of technology? Here are a few options to consider for your RAL business.

Is Your RAL Manager the Right Fit for Your Business?

There is nothing like having a skilled and cohesive team that runs like a well-oiled machine. Unfortunately, not all hires are ideal for the positions we place them in, and not all positions are surrounded by the support structures needed to help them shine. Perfect synergy is rare in the business world, but there are things we can do to help select the right people and equip them with the tools they need to succeed.