The Essential Guide to
Understanding and Funding Senior Care
About The Author
Brenda and her husband Mike are both senior care advocates who live in Louisville, Kentucky.
Brenda understands what families are going through, is a caring person, and loves helping others. She experienced first-hand the bewildering amount of disinformation and the confusion caused by a maze of government requirements for assistance when her own mother developed vascular dementia. This experience helps her as she works with Seniors and their families to navigate the financial complexities of selling a house to provide funds for senior care.
Brenda holds a degree in Technical Communications and has proven that she cares about people through a lifetime of service to others. In the past, she has helped start a nonprofit for moms and children in need, and taught English in various locations to non-English speakers desiring to improve their lives. She works with seniors to encourage them in their current situations. She is also teaching English to an Afghan refugee, who is a sweet, young mom seeking to start a new life in Kentucky.
Brenda has made Louisville, KY home where she lives with her husband and continues to serve in her church and community.
Ben Rao is an author, serial entrepreneur, business coach, philanthropist and senior care advocate who lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri (outside Kansas City, MO).
Ben experienced first-hand the emotional and financial struggle that families face when he was unexpectedly confronted with the reality of transitioning his own father into senior care. He was challenged by the lack of direction and resources available for a process that nearly all of us will eventually need to go through. That experience inspired Ben to use his personal and professional experience in the long-term care industry to help families transition their loved ones into senior care.
Ben enjoys traveling, biking, hiking, and outdoor adventures – he tries to visit at least two national parks every year. He lives with his wife, Rhonda, and their two children, Maddy and Charlie, in a renovated historic building that was once the Lee’s Summit Hospital and the Dayton Hotel in Downtown Lee’s Summit. He also developed Lee’s Summit’s first entrepreneurial incubator and shared office space in a formerly vacant post office. Ben works there alongside his trusty sidekick, Charlie dog, a border collie who has gone to the office with him every day for the last 10 years.