January 2020

Don’t forget to take advantage of all the benefits of membership in the RAL National Association. In addition to national marketing for your RAL home, continuing education for direct care staff, group purchasing power with access to over 200 companies and lobbying and legal support focused on the Fair Housing Act and Zoning, don’t forget to consider the benefits of premier membership.

Full RALNA Premier Member benefits:

  • Lobbying and legal support focused on the Fair Housing Act and Zoning
  • Continuing education for direct care staff
  • National Marketing for your RAL home
  • Group purchasing power with access to over 200 companies
  • A regular newsletter addressing important issues facing RAL homes
  • Access to business opportunities, investors, and qualified operators andadministrators.

We are so excited for what 2020 has in store for residential assisted living and we look forward to continuing to partner with you to take this amazing industry to the next level. Do Good and Do Well, my friends.

Resources to Explore

How to Deal with Home Owners Associations

The term “Homeowners Association” can incite strong feelings in some people. Whether seeking to do a simple addition or remodel job or operating a group home for elderly or recovery residents, HOAs can be a frustrating element to navigate. As with most things, knowledge is power. Equipping yourself with the right information when pursuing real estate or remodeling your current property for your residential assisted living business can save you a great deal of time and money.

So, what is the best strategy to deal with HOAs and neighbors in your RAL home community?

Activities to Engage Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Most of us nowadays know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. The loss of memory and cognitive abilities, as well as altered speech and perception, can be a tremendously difficult reality to have to face.

There are over 400 different types of dementia, according to dementia awareness organization, ​Understand Together​. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a set of symptoms and behaviors that occur when the brain stops working properly. This results in the loss of independent function for that person. What are the best ways to help seniors with Alzheimer’s?

Simple Facts At-Home Caregivers Should Consider

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, “the value of unpaid care for approximately 65 million at-home caregivers is estimated to be worth $375 billion.”

There are countless adult children that provide care to their aging parents while raising their own children and pursuing career goals. They seek to selflessly bring comfort, social engagement, and stability to those they love. The Residential Assisted Living National Association provides ongoing information and support for caregivers who take on this difficult work. In addition to learning strategies to stay physically and emotionally strong, here’s some need-to-know information adult children should be aware of when caring for mom and dad.

Loneliness… Are We Meeting the Needs of Our Seniors?

Humanity has never been more connected than it is today. Yet, even as technology has continued to bring us together, ever-increasing isolation and loneliness have grown along with it. Most of us probably realize that addressing loneliness requires more than simply being around others.

Loneliness is like a poison and it’s affecting seniors more and more on a daily basis. In a rapidly growing technological society, caregivers have an added responsibility to safeguard residents from feeling isolated. This is because the negative effects of loneliness in seniors can cause a number of health-related issues.

This comprehensive training walks you through the many aspects that help inform and instruct you to become or sharpen your skills as an assisted living home operator specializing in memory care techniques.

This 12 video memory care training will analyze the key factors and concerns to equip you with the knowledge required to open or convert your home.

Hear from expert doctors who work with Memory Care homes on important considerations and valuable insight into the understanding and operation of your memory care home.

Put Your Home On the Map

Join the nation-wide network of RAL owners who are raising the bar and contributing to standards of excellence in caring for our seniors.

The RAL National Association gives you the chance to market across our vast network of RAL homes, placement agencies, trainers, suppliers, and investors.

Take advantage of this opportunity for your RAL business and explore the many other essential benefits of RAL National Association membership today.

Marketplace Directory

Life Stories that Enhance Person-Centered Care

Digital life stories, timelines, and caregiver tips increase caregiver engagement and family satisfaction.

There are so many great stories out there that we are losing every day. Our web-based platform creates connections, whether with paid caregivers or grandchildren. We build bonds and empathy, start conversations and preserve history.

We’re eager to chronicle your loved one’s life and hear their unique story. Everyone has a story to tell, we help you tell it.

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