Rita is a woman with a clear and intrinsic desire to help seniors and those caring for them. A passionate advocate with incredible respect for the elderly, Rita is on a personal mission to use her vast professional education, skills and connections to provide a comprehensive buffet of services that help seniors enjoy and find peace in the “golden years.” An Alzheimer’s and Dementia Trainer specializing in Memory Care, she is also a Certified Activity Consultant & Educator and Certified Assisted Living Manager. She is a valued consultant to assisted-living and long-term care facilities,retirement communities and home and adult day care facilities. She is Founder and President of Beyond Golden Era, LLC, a company dedicated to educating caregivers and healthcare professionals on how to effectively serve the elderly with dementia. Rita’s is founder of Dementia Angels, a premier information and services resource that personally aids and prepares clients for the varying physical, mental and emotional challenges inherent in the beginning, middle and end stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
She presents nationally at facilities, churches, senior centers, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and professional conferences. Rita continually reminds her audience members that there is a beautiful and multi-faceted life story inside each elderly person, and that taking the time to learn about a patient’s background can make a vital difference in the effectiveness of care. She also offers a bevy of print and online resources, as well as referrals to experts in fields seniors often need — including doctors, nurses, social workers, elder law attorneys, fiduciary, realtors, insurance representatives, and advanced planning, and end-of-life professionals.