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Stories of RALAcademy students and The Homes They Built

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Discover what’s possible when your drive and desire is equipped with the knowledge, tools, and expertise needed to succeed in Residential Assisted Living. Get your copy of RAL Origin Success Stories today!

See What Residential Assisted Living Looks Like In Your Region

Is Residential Assisted Living a viable business where you live? Absolutely! Purchase lifetime access to our RAL Home Library and see homes in your region. The concept of RAL works everywhere — discover homes that have made it happen in your state!

Meet the Students Who Have Become Masters of RAL In Your State

After spending 3-days in Arizona, men and women depart for home, determined to bring Residential Assisted Living to their community… and they succeed!

Get the Blueprint for Making Residential Assisted Living Work

Appliances, contractors, flooring, décor, utilities, permits, and more… you’re going to encounter all sorts of decisions from small to large, and your bottom dollar will depend on your ability to make the best choice. Get the top resources and recommendations from our students.

Residential Assisted Living Works Everywhere!

See for yourself! RALAcademy students are all over the map.

Meet the men and women who haven't let the RAL opportunity pass them by... hear their stories and duplicate their success.

Serenity Gardens

Denton, Texas

Tilden Memory Care

Alexandria, Virginia

East Road Adult Home

Lowville, New York

Eden Estates

Queen Creek, Arizona

Walnut Creek

Dalton, Georgia

New Hope

Hendersonville, Tennessee

Aliviya Rose Manor

Spring Hill, Florida

Home Suite Home

Juniper, Florida

Red Oak Memory Care

San Antonio, Texas

Alpine View Lodge

Alpine, CAlifornia

Legacy Senior Living

Oklahoma City, OKlahoma

The Society House

Livingston, New jersey

Audubon Care Homes

Metairie, Louisiana

Pafford Place

Burnet, texas

Commonwealth House

Warwick, Rhode Island

Rockbridge Senior Care Home

Durham, North Carolina

Meet the Stars of RALAcademy Origins

Deirdre Virvo

RAL Owner

Tiffany Ricketts

RAL Owner

Joshua Hull

RAL Owner

Melanie Bender

Home Administrator

Wade Chilcoat

RAL Owner

Heather Self

RAL Owner

Greg Self

RAL Owner

Jamie Robinson

RAL Owner

Tim Wilson

Director of operations

Wendy Schabilion, Residential Assisted Living Academy, Aliviya Rose Manor

Wendy Schabilion

RAL Owner

Terrance Schabilion, Aliviya Rose Manor, Residential Assisted Living Academy

Terrance Schabilion

RAL Owner

Alyssa Schabilion

Director of operations

Dave Weilahan, Home Suite Home

Dave Weilahan

RAL Owner

Erica Sanders, Home Suite Home

Erica Sanders

Administrator

Jose Vasquez, Red Oak Memory Care

Jose Vasquez

RAL Owner

Helen Qian, Alpine View Lodge

Helen Qian

RAL Owner

Scott Leavitt, Alpine View Lodge

Scott Leavitt

RAL Owner

Katie Dickey

RAL Owner

Scott Dickey, Legacy Senior Living

Ben Dickey

RAL Owner

Ed Castillo, RAL Owner, The Society House, Livingston, NJ

Ed Castillo

RAL Owner

Scott Lovitt, Audubon Care Homes, Metairie, Louisiana

Scott Lovitt

RAL Owner

Michelle Lovitt, Audubon Care Homes, Metairie, Louisiana

Michelle Lovitt

RAL Owner

Heather & Bryan Cokendolpher, Pafford Place, Burnet, TX

Heather & Bryan Cokendolpher

RAL Owners

Mandi Willoughby, RAL Homeowner, Commonwealth House, Warwick, RI

Graham Willoughby

RAL Owner

Mandi Willoughby, RAL Homeowner, Commonwealth House, Warwick, RI

Mandi Willoughby

RAL Owner

Nicole Busque, Residential Assisted Living Owner, Rockbridge Senior Care Home, Durham, NC

Nicole Busque

RAL Owner

Isabelle Guarino

COO, RALAcademy

Your Future Success

RAL Professional

Kevin Lincoln

5/5

The RAL Academy day 1 was fantastic with excellent presenters and information provided. I feel very confident we will be able to use the information immediately in opening our very own RAL facility.

Brianna Felz

5/5

What a phenomenal 3 days of information. Leaving this event gaining a wealth of knowledge to launch us forward in our RAL business. The attention to not only knowledge but also the personal aspect of feeing that this all comes from the heart and not just the pocket book, is what sets this academy apart from others

Matthew Rhea

5/5

A top quality organization with a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise. My wife and I couldn’t be more grateful to be apart of the team and to be able to share in there resources. Highly recommended if you have a heart helping others.

Melanie Claborn

5/5

I am so grateful to have the support of RALA; Scott Lovitt has been an invaluable resource! I appreciate his wealth of knowledge and willingness to share!

Rodney Gresham

5/5

My son and I attended the 3 day event in Phoenix and had a wonderful experience. To say the least, it has been an uplifting and encouraging experience for me. Isabelle, is the real deal; glad to have her as a friend for support. The RALA team and a host of others, have been there when we needed them, and we thank you all. My son and I will continue to work and see this through to the end. We may be slow, but we are working for sure. 🙂 Thank you for all your kindness to such ordinary people, as we are.

Dabuek Colletti

5/5

This is a wonderful seminar that introduces the Residential Assisted Living Business model. I highly recommend attendance and pursuing this business opportunity, to help yourself, your family, and the generations before us.

The Story of Residential Assisted Living is Being Written

You Have A Vital Role to Play

You were born to make a difference in the lives of others. Residential Assisted Living offers you the role of a lifetime. Purchase access to RALAcademy Origin Stories, see how all the parts come together, and discover your role in the story!

Frequently Asked Questions

We have spent over 24 months compiling stories of RALAcademy student success for one reason:

To show you that Residential Assisted Living can and will work for you, too!

No matter where you are, no matter what obstacles you face… you can do good and do well when you partner with RALAcademy.

Here are a few additional details you’ll want to know about Origin Success Stories.

Our production team has traveled the US recording interviews and home walkthroughs with students who have graduated from RALAcademy.

Origin Interview Videos are sit down discussions with the home owner or primary administrator where they share their story, obstacles, challenges, cautions, and successes in their RAL journey.

Origin Walkthrough Videos are guided tours through with the home representative where they share the details of transforming their home into a masterpiece residential assisted living home.

You’ll get access to these videos and more.

Each Origin Success Story is a Residential Assisted Living Academy success story! These are men and women who made a decision to partner with RALAcademy. 

In some cases, they saw RAL as a great financial real estate investment play and loved the opportunity to do good for other people.

In other cases, they saw RAL as an opportunity to do good for others and do well for themselves at the same time.

Either way, their success shows what is possible when you have a desire to do good and do well… and a blueprint to navigate to success!

These are real people who did the work to show you what type of opportunity is waiting for you, too!

You get to choose!

At checkout you will be presented with two options.

Option 1: Get All Titles, Present & Future

For a limited time you can save over 50% off the full collection. Today, you’ll receive 7 total Origin Success Stories and as we release each new success story, the title will be automatically added to your account.

By Summer of 2024 you will have access to a total of 17 success stories.

Purchase the full collection today and save over 50% off the total price.

Option 2: Choose 3-Titles

If you’d prefer, you can choose 3 titles of the current lineup. These three titles will be delivered to you. While you’ll miss out on the variety and full-scope of experience in the total collection, these three will give you a taste of what to expect. 

At this time Origin Success Stories are either available as an entire collection or you can choose a 3-pack.

You are receiving lifetime access to Origin Success Stories and your purchase is accessible 24/7 through the RALAcademy Membership Website.

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Serenity Gardens

Dalton, Connecticut

Explore the journey of an entrepreneur who embraced the potential of residential assisted living homes, providing exceptional care for seniors, including her father. Learn how the RALAcademy empowered them to tackle challenges, balance a full-time job, and achieve $15k monthly profits.

Watch as they highlight the importance of empathy and dedication in this rewarding business, addressing the growing need for quality senior care. Embark on this inspiring and fast-paced story of success.

The Dogwood Home

Shelton, Texas

Follows the journey of a compassionate entrepreneur who, inspired by the residential assisted living academy model, opens her first facility with the goal of providing high-quality care in a warm, comfortable environment. Navigating challenges with local officials and permits, the speaker’s determination leads to the development of a successful residential assisted living community, highlighting the dedication to providing what she would want for her own parents.

Deirdre Vervo envisions expanding to create a “village” environment for seniors, this story showcases the power of focusing on residents’ needs and well-being, ultimately transforming the way senior care is approached.

Tilden

Alexandria, Virginia

Explore Tilden Memory Care, a boutique care home in Alexandria, Virginia, dedicated to providing specialized memory care for seniors with dementia. 

Get an up close and personal look at the luxurious amenities, learn about the staffing secrets to run Tilden, get insight into the customized care routines, and a peak at the innovative technology tools used to improve the quality of life, safety, and security for residents.

East Road Adult Home

Lowville, New York

Welcome to East Road Adult Home, a caring and compassionate assisted living facility that houses up to 20 residents in a cozy, safe, and engaging environment. Explore the 11 bedrooms, shared living spaces, and gorgeous outdoor living experience.

Learn about the senior activities, tailored care plans, and 24/7 certified caregiver support that makes residential assisted living homes like East Road unique and sought after. Meet administrator Melanie Bender, and learn about her mission to prioritize dignity, individual needs, and nourishment of mind, body, and spirit.

Experience a loving, home-like environment with essential safety features ensuring peace of mind and comfort during your golden years at East Road Adult Home.

Eden Estates

Queen Creek, Arizona

Welcome to Eden Estates in Queen Creek, Arizona, a luxurious residential assisted living facility for up to 10 elderly residents.

Experience our 3,900 square-foot property on a video tour, showcasing 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and inviting communal areas. Our dedicated 24/7 staff provides personalized care alongside an array of services, including medication management, meals, and engaging activities.

Explore the cozy living spaces, dining area, and picturesque 0.3-acre backyard, perfect for relaxation and family visits. With a current estimated value of $880,000, Eden Estates generates over $40,000 in monthly revenue.

Embark on our video tour and witness the exceptional care, comfort, and meaningful opportunities awaiting you at Eden Estates.

Walnut Creek

Dalton, Georgia

Discover Walnut Creek, a luxurious memory care home in Dalton, Georgia. A 7,500 sq ft facility offering 13 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, featuring tailored design and amenities to support residents with cognitive decline.

Equipped with advanced security features, Walnut Creek ensures safety and well-being. Thoughtful design elements, such as Dutch doors, mini-split AC units, and ADA compliant bathrooms cater specifically to memory care residents.

Our vast array of amenities includes a chic salon, well-appointed media room, cozy private seating areas, and a tranquil courtyard with a waterfall.

Walnut Creek is a residential assisted living home committed to providing a secure and comfortable environment, combining state-of-the-art features, design, and amenities to create an exceptional experience for our residents.

New Hope

Hendersonville, Tennessee

New Hope, located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, is a thoughtfully designed personal care home for seniors. The property boasts essential safety features such as ADA compliance, elevators, and grab bars, while providing unparalleled amenities like the aquarium TV, herb garden, farm-to-table dining, salon, library, and outdoor deck. Advanced technology ensures the safety, security, and wellbeing of its residents.

Creating a warm environment where “friends become family,” New Hope focuses on comfort and independence. The owners’ dedication to detail and personalized care is evident, making New Hope a prime example of a purpose-built care home for seniors.

Aliviya Rose Manor Home

Aliviya Rose Manor

Spring Hill, Florida

When hospice nurse Wendy witnessed the subpar living conditions and inadequate care her patients received, she knew she had to act. Partnering with her business-savvy husband, they embarked on a journey to provide exceptional residential assisted living for local seniors.

With the guidance of RALAcademy and a proven roadmap, they navigated the challenges of purchasing a home, leaving their jobs, and balancing the responsibilities of their new venture. Their commitment to empathy and quality care allowed them to create a true home for seniors, where personalized attention and continuous improvement were paramount.

This inspiring story showcases the power of compassion and the incredible impact one couple can make when they combine their unique skills to serve a greater purpose. Witness their transformative journey as they redefine the meaning of quality care and create a brighter future for seniors in their community.

Home Suite Home, Residential Assisted Living Home, Juniper Florida

Home Suite Home

Juniper, Florida

When real estate veteran Dave Wheelahan faced the challenge of finding quality care for his ailing father, he knew he had to take action. Leveraging his decades of experience and a vision for a better way, he embarked on a journey to create exceptional residential assisted living homes that prioritize personalized care and a true sense of family.

With the guidance of RALAcademy and the support of his dedicated team, including administrator Erica Sanders, Dave navigated the complexities of purchasing homes, renovating them to meet the unique needs of seniors, and ensuring compliance with local regulations. Their unwavering commitment to providing a warm, nurturing environment allowed them to create a network of homes where seniors can thrive and families can find peace of mind.

This inspiring story showcases the power of combining expertise, passion, and a desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Witness the transformative impact Dave, Erica, and their team have made as they redefine the meaning of quality care and create a brighter future for seniors in their community, one home at a time.

Red Oak Memory Care, Residential Assisted Living Home, San Antonio, TX

Red Oak Memory Care

San Antonio, TX

Registered nurse and military veteran Jose Vasquez discovered his calling to provide exceptional residential assisted living after attending a RALAcademy presentation. Inspired by the Academy’s comprehensive training and support, Jose embarked on a three-year journey to acquire and renovate a property in San Antonio, Texas, transforming it into a haven for seniors in need of personalized care.

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the arduous task of finding and retaining dedicated staff, Jose and his wife persevered. Their unwavering commitment to empathy, continuous improvement, and hands-on involvement has allowed them to create a true home for their residents, where private rooms, a 1:4 caregiver-to-resident ratio, and meticulous attention to detail ensure the highest quality of life for those in their care.

Jose’s inspiring story serves as a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and the invaluable guidance provided by RALAcademy. His advice to aspiring assisted living entrepreneurs is clear: embrace the responsibility of caring for others, seize the opportunity before it’s too late, and always prioritize compassion and excellence in every aspect of the business. With a growing waitlist and an unwavering commitment to making a difference, Jose and his wife are shining examples of the incredible impact one can make by combining their unique skills and experiences to serve a greater purpose.

Alpine View Lodge, Residential Assisted Living Home, Alpine, CA

Alpine View Lodge

Alpine, CA

Helen and Scott’s journey into residential assisted living began with a spark of inspiration. After attending a webinar about investing in senior care, Helen’s interest was piqued, and she immersed herself in learning more through seminars and training. Scott’s personal experiences with his grandmother and parents in nursing homes further fueled their desire to make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Despite setbacks and challenges, including Helen’s broken hip and the difficulties of starting a venture in California, their determination never wavered.

With the guidance of the RALAcademy and the support of their coaches, Helen and Scott navigated the complex process of finding the right property. They explored various options, from existing businesses to ground-up developments, before finally settling on a well-run, medium-sized facility in California. Taking over the existing community brought its own set of challenges, including implementing cultural changes and empowering the staff to manage effectively. Helen’s hands-on approach and commitment to continuous improvement have been instrumental in creating a nurturing environment for the residents.

Throughout their journey, Helen and Scott have learned valuable lessons. They emphasize the importance of perseverance, flexibility, and staying true to one’s vision. By combining their passion for helping others with their real estate investment experience, they have found a way to make a meaningful contribution to their community. Their story is a testament to the power of determination and the incredible impact one couple can make when they dedicate themselves to a noble cause. As they continue to grow and improve their assisted living facility, Helen and Scott invite others to reach out and learn from their experiences, offering guidance and support to those who share their vision of providing exceptional care for seniors.

Legacy Senior Living, Residential Assisted Living Home, Oklahoma City, OK

Legacy Senior Living

Oklahoma City, OK

Inspired by her mother’s experience with dementia and the need for better senior care options, Katie embarked on a journey to revolutionize residential assisted living in Oklahoma. Together with her husband, Ben, a finance and investing expert, they discovered the power of RALAcademy and its proven roadmap to success. Despite the challenges of navigating state laws, staffing, and the impact of COVID-19, Katie remained committed to her vision of creating a true home for seniors, where personalized attention and a strong sense of community were at the forefront.

With the support of RALAcademy coaches and a local meetup group, Katie and Ben successfully opened and operated two existing homes while developing a larger, purpose-built residence in Norman. By leveraging technology like NRSA and Connecteam, they streamlined operations and fostered a culture of quality care among their dedicated team of caregivers. Katie’s hands-on approach and proximity to the homes allowed her to shape the environment and ensure that residents and their families received the best possible experience.

Through their website and social media presence, Legacy Senior Homes showcases the transformative impact of their work and serves as an inspiration to others looking to make a difference in senior care. Katie’s story is a testament to the power of personal experience, passion, and collaboration in creating a brighter future for seniors in their community. By combining their unique skills and building a strong team, Katie and her husband have redefined the meaning of quality care and set a new standard for residential assisted living in Oklahoma.

The Society House, Livingston, NJ

The Society House

Livingston, New Jersey

Inspired by a calling to serve seniors and armed with a diverse business background, Ed Castillo embarked on a journey to create exceptional residential assisted living in New Jersey. Despite initial challenges with local regulations, he persevered and seized an opportunity to acquire an established home, The Society House. With the guidance of RALAcademy’s comprehensive resources and a supportive network of experts, they navigated the transition seamlessly, maintaining the home’s strong foundation while infusing their own vision for quality care.

As a hands-on owner, he immersed himself in every aspect of the business, from preparing meals to working closely with staff and residents. Ed’s commitment to empathy and personalized attention has fostered a warm, nurturing environment where seniors thrive. Driven by a deep-rooted passion for eldercare, instilled through personal experiences, he is dedicated to sharing their blessings and providing the highest level of care to their residents.

With ambitious plans to expand his model across New Jersey and beyond, Ed exemplifies the power of combining business acumen with a heartfelt mission. He encourages others to embrace opportunities and pursue their calling to make a difference in the lives of seniors. Through unwavering dedication and a willingness to learn and adapt, he is redefining the meaning of quality care and creating a brighter future for the elderly in the community.

Audubon Care Homes, Metairie, Louisiana

Audubon Care Homes

Metairie, Louisiana

Inspired by a personal experience with substandard care in a large facility, Michelle and Scott embarked on a transformative journey to provide exceptional residential assisted living for seniors in their community. A fateful meeting with the founders of RALAcademy ignited their passion and set them on a path to turn their dream into reality. With the invaluable guidance and support of RALAcademy, they navigated the challenges of securing financing, finding the perfect property, obtaining licensing, and building a dedicated team of caregivers.

Opening their doors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michelle and Scott faced unexpected obstacles but remained steadfast in their commitment to creating a true home for their residents. They learned to be not just compassionate caregivers but also empathetic employers, fostering a supportive environment for both staff and residents. Through perseverance and a willingness to adapt, they overcame staffing challenges and emerged stronger and more determined than ever.

Michelle and Scott’s inspiring story showcases the power of pursuing a purpose-driven life and the incredible impact one couple can make when they combine their unique skills and unwavering dedication. With the expert guidance of RALAcademy and a shared vision for exceptional care, they have created a haven where seniors can thrive and receive the personalized attention they deserve. Their journey serves as a testament to the transformative potential of residential assisted living and the difference passionate individuals can make in the lives of others.

Pafford Place, Burnet, TX

Pafford Place

burnet, tx

When Heather, a seasoned nurse, and her husband Bryan witnessed the need for better senior care, they knew they had to take action. Leveraging their unique skillsets and fifteen years of experience running Golden Girl Apartments, they embarked on a journey to provide exceptional assisted living that would allow seniors to age in place with dignity. With the invaluable guidance of RALAcademy, they navigated the challenges of acquiring an existing facility, Pafford Place, and transforming it into a true home.

Bryan and Heather’s unwavering commitment to quality care propelled them forward as they implemented necessary changes. From restructuring staff roles to improving nighttime care processes, they left no stone unturned in their pursuit of excellence. Leaning on the wisdom of RALAcademy’s mentors and the support of their tight-knit management team, they overcame obstacles and created an environment where personalized attention and continuous improvement were paramount.

This inspiring story showcases the power of compassion and the incredible impact a dedicated couple can make when they unite their complementary strengths to serve a greater purpose. By increasing rent rates and offering all-inclusive services, Bryan and Heather ensured the financial viability of their venture while still prioritizing the well-being of each resident. Through their tireless efforts and unyielding empathy, they have redefined what quality senior care can and should be, creating a brighter future for the elderly in their community.

Commonwealth House, RAL Home, Warwick, RI

Commonwealth House

Warwick, Rhode Island

Fueled by a shared vision to revolutionize senior care, Mandi and Graham embarked on a courageous journey to establish the first residential assisted living home in Rhode Island. Drawing inspiration from Mandi’s experiences as a hospice nurse and their family’s positive encounter with an RAL in California, they recognized the transformative potential of creating a true home environment for seniors. With unwavering determination, Mandi navigated uncharted territory, overcoming skepticism and regulatory hurdles through perseverance and education.

Guided by the invaluable support of RALAcademy, Mandi and Graham skillfully navigated the intricacies of purchasing a property, remodeling, and securing financing. They embraced the challenges head-on, learning from their missteps and adapting their approach to marketing and operations. The journey demanded personal sacrifices, including leaving their jobs and dedicating themselves fully to the venture. Yet, their commitment to providing exceptional care and fostering a nurturing environment for residents and their own family kept them motivated.

Today, their thriving residential assisted living home stands as a testament to their unwavering dedication and the power of education, mentorship, and a supportive network. Mandi and Graham’s story serves as an inspiration to aspiring RAL entrepreneurs, emphasizing the importance of taking calculated risks, embracing continuous learning, and staying true to one’s vision. 

Rockbridge Senior Care Home, Durham, NC

Rockbridge Senior Care

Durham, north carolina

Driven by a passion for nursing and a desire to provide exceptional care, Lee and Nicole embarked on a journey to establish Rockbridge Senior Care Home. With two decades of nursing experience and a background in real estate flipping, they discovered the world of residential assisted living through a presentation by RALAcademy. Inspired by the opportunity to offer personalized care in a smaller, more intimate setting, Nicole knew this was their calling.

Determined to succeed, Nicole diligently pursued the necessary certifications and sought guidance from RALAcademy’s home training program. They faced challenges in securing financing, but perseverance and substantial down payment from rental properties and flipping experience paved the way. With the help of RALAcademy’s gold membership, Nicole navigated the complexities of establishing their care home, from creating a business plan to finding the perfect existing home to purchase.

Nicole, with her hands-on approach and unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality of care, has been instrumental in setting Rockbridge Senior Care Home apart. Despite the initial struggles with staffing, she built a dedicated team and continues to be actively involved in training and operations. With a focus on personalized attention and adapting to each resident’s unique needs, Nicole created a haven where seniors can enjoy the best possible quality of life. Lee and Nicole’s inspiring story is a testament to the power of combining passion, expertise, and an unwavering dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.

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