Gene Guarino got started in residential assisted living in 2013 – but that wasn’t the first time he heard about it… it was 1998 when he heard first about the silver tsunami of seniors – the baby boomers – who would soon be requiring the services assisted living could provide. In the late 2000s Gene’s mom became ill and residential assisted living became more than a way to make great income – it became something he actually needed for his mom. As he looked for an assisted living home for his mother, what he found was nothing he wanted for his mother. Gene vowed to create a solution – a home he would be proud to have his mom or dad live in. Today Gene is the Founder and CEO of Residential Assisted Living Academy, a company that teaches, step-by-step how to start, operate, and scale a successful RAL business.