Meet Loe Hornbuckle

The moment I realized I could be successful with Residential Assisted Living (RAL) didn’t come until a few weeks after I had already began running my first home. I didn’t know for sure if I could do it, I just knew I wanted to try and make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

During my own father’s final years, he required hospice care. It was one of the most painful and stressful experiences of my life. The hospice company was terrible and neglectful. The weight it placed on the hearts of everyone who loved my father, was nearly unbearable. At the time, I was already involved in real estate investing. I was actually running apartment properties. I enjoyed the work, but never felt as though it was really making a positive impact in my community. After my father passed, I heard about Residential Assisted Living and it was like that weight in my heart got a little lighter, or gained a sense of purpose. I wondered if I could prevent this terrible experience we went through from happening to other families, maybe even lots of other families.
When I was presented with the opportunity to take over an already existing RAL home that had three residents, I wasn’t certain that I could do it. But in my heart I felt compelled to give it my best shot. I’m from Texas, I had to give it my best shot. So I took a risk to make a positive impact in my community.

The home I took over had been previously owned by someone who had been running RALs for over eight years. I jumped in feet first and did my best to provide those three residents with the kind of care that would make anyone feel valued. Looking back, I wasn’t only doing what I thought was right. I was doing what I had wished would have been done for my own father. I guess that’s why they say experience is a great teacher. After a couple weeks, I checked in with the residents to find out how things were going. They told me that everything had become so much better since I took over the property. That weight in my heart gained more purpose, more direction, more passion. They told me they were so much happier. So much more comfortable.

That was the moment I knew I could do it. The moment I knew I was…well, on the right path. The path to make a positive impact in our communities. Since then, I’ve been on a mission.

Today, I am committed to providing the best possible outcomes for our society’s most vulnerable members. These people need help, and if you are reading this, then these people are people who you most likely love. There’s a stigma, especially in America, around people who aren’t considered young or healthy. Our society doesn’t want to think about people with special needs until it’s a necessity. My mission is to remove the stigma around the elderly, disabled, and the cognitively impaired. These people are vulnerable, but no less valuable. The laughter, connections, and wisdom I’ve received from engaging and being of service to our residents has far surpassed what is frankly, an amazing financial opportunity. It is the honor of a lifetime.