Rita Files, LPN, VSR
Rita Files, LPN, VSR, is a nationally recognized expert on the knowledge and skills needed for working with the elderly. She has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry, with 20 years focused on eldercare. Her background includes program development for many leading providers in the senior living industry. She works with families to provide solutions for the stress associated with caregiving for the elderly.
Together with her partner, Patricia Grace, she has developed Aging with Grace into a national eldercare resource program offered to several million families across the U.S. and Canada.
Files's commitment to help veterans age with dignity fueled her desire to pursue credentials as an accredited veteran service representative. Her mission, to honor those who have served and make sure they too are served, helps her provide powerful advocacy and resources to veterans and their families.
In addition to nursing experience, Files holds both state and national certifications in assisted-living administration and is a certified senior advisor through the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, a member of the National Care Planning Council. She holds Veterans Administration accreditation in veterans benefits through the National Veterans Organization of America.