I’m Rhonda Caudell. You may be feeling frustrated, stressed, and helpless about your parent’s aging years, but I know that you have hope for better outcomes. Because you’re seeking a different path for your efforts and your parent’s future, I know you care and I applaud you and love your spirit.
You and I are not so different. Not long ago I was working in my life’s career, helping seniors as their nurse care manager, to plan their future aging years. My time was filled with work, husband, a son with a wife and small children when I realized my own parents were aging without any direction or a plan.
Surprisingly, what worked with seniors I helped to plan, didn’t work with parents. I looked for help from other professional senior care providers but found no one who had the answers I needed. Other adults like me with aging parents had some ideas of what to do to help their parent but getting their parent on board was not happening. I too understood how it feels when an aging parent is declining and ignores your input that is for their own well being.
Over time I discovered some missing key strategic steps that were crucial to getting a parent on board and begin to collaborate together. I also came to know there were 100’s of other adults with parents who were aging who wanted to know about these missing steps and how to get their parent involved with a plan they would actually follow.
I became inspired to teach other adults what I discovered personally and professionally. But it became apparent there were not enough live workshops or one-on-one time with me, to teach the numbers of adults seeking answers and help. The answer was to teach more adults these missing strategic steps, in online training programs that work for all learning styles. Programs that could be accessed on the adult’s schedule and completed at their pace.
I knew there was no other way adults could learn what I had discovered that needed to happen for adults to help their parent age well with a practical plan, they would follow. These nuggets were just too important to keep to myself and not share with other caring-heart adults.
Since then, I packaged over 20 years helping seniors plan with the missing strategic steps that helped me to help my parents so that 100’s more adults could have:
- Partnership with their parent, different from a parent/child relationship
- Communication formula that would generate collaboration not push back
- Senior Care 101 to save them time searching the over 9 million Google results for this term
- A “DIY” parent aging model, their kids could follow for them one day… thus Endless Legacy Academy was born
My passion now is to equip adults, who care about their parent’s future, like you, to help their parent live a fulfilling life during their aging years with a practical plan leaving both with connection and no regrets.
The Aging Parent Expert
Since launching Endless Legacy, Rhonda Caudell, The Aging Parent Expert, has written and been published in numerous articles about all things related to parents and how adult children can care for them or oversee their care with a systematic plan. She has been published or quoted in Living Better 50, The Fine Print, Q&A Expert at A Place for Mom, ABC, CBS, Fox, & NBC. She has also been interviewed on blog talk radio and cable TV: Friends and Neighbors. She continues to write her own blog where she likes to address common issues that arise from her ideal clients’ dilemmas, questions, and how they learned to adjust and build a bridge with their parent as they aged.
Clients who gain the best results from working with Rhonda are professional adults who have parents and kids of their own, often called the Sandwiched Generation. They value family, their time, and want to be assured of their parent’s best interest and how to help with a concrete plan to guide them through the aging journey.
If you resonate with these past clients’ stories, complete the Parent Aging Plan Quiz to qualify for a complimentary phone Discovery Session with Rhonda. You will also receive an email with your quiz results. Based on your results, Rhonda will include her recommendations for your next best step.
Rhonda Caudell RN, CCM, The Aging Parent Expert
Endless Legacy, LC, Founder
Rhonda Caudell is an Aging Life Care Professional™, also known as a Geriatric Care Manager and member of Aging Life Care™ a national association. Like other professions in which people have to meet minimum requirements or maintain certain certifications, the Aging Life Care™ Association promotes and reinforces the professional standards and ethics established by the profession that seeks to improve the quality of life for the elderly and their families through experienced and qualified geriatric care management services. I am honored to be an active member of this organization.
AGING LIFE CARE™ is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association. Only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term to identify their services.
AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL™ is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association. It is an indication of membership in ALCA, and only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term.
Aging Life Care™ Association previously known as National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
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We Were Able To Develop A Plan
“Thanks so much for your assistance with providing services for my mom and the wonderful Professional Care Manager, Rhonda Caudell, who met with us. She was very professional, thorough, timely and provided a wealth of very useful knowledge and information.
We were able to develop a plan that we can put into action to begin improving the services received by my mom, as well as improving her overall well-being.”
– Family of M.G.