I am so glad that you are here!
My name is Rayna Neises, I’m a certified life coach, speaker, and blogger. I link arms with overwhelmed daughters who are in a Season of Caring for an Aging Parent by offering support, encouragement
I have been where you are. I have lost my dad to Alzheimer’s Disease after a long 14-year journey. Though I lived 220 miles from my dad’s home I was one of his hands-on caregivers for the last 4 and a half years of his life. He requested he stay at home as long as possible so we brought 24-hour care to him in his home.
Juggling a small business or two, being a wife and staying in
In spite of the stress I know Dad was well taken care of, it brings me joy that he was happy and healthy even to the end of his days. Caregiving is not easy but it is so worth it!
As a coach, I have a way of speaking truth in love which encourages and challenges others to step up and do what will honor our Lord, our parent, and ourselves. I will pray with you, for you, and help you discover the hope in your heart that can only come from the Lord and walking closely with Him through this Season of Caring.
I would be honored to walk with you and help you to hear our Lord’s voice and respond to Him.
I have spent 20 years in education. I have been a public, private and parochial school teacher. I also worked for a for-profit supplemental education network, eventually partnering with my dad to become a small business owner of an Educational Services franchise.
I later met and married my farmer, which took me to the farm and away from my franchise. That is when I found coaching. I was able to complete my training and open coaching practice which I love. I have worked with woman in transition and I am now focusing how providing Support, Encouragement and Resources to overwhelmed Daughters who are in a Season of Caring for an Aging Parent.
Care giving has played a major role in my life. Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease when I was just 16 years old. My dad was the primary caregiver for my mom, retiring from his job to stay home and care for her. I was there to help as often as I could but much of that time I lived out of town. She passed away when I was 28 years old.
My Dad also suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and I was blessed to be able to be on the team of hand-son caregivers who helped my dad stay in his home until he passed away in June of 2019. Though I lived 220 miles away, my husband and I made the commitment to having me live with Dad half the week to care for him. There were many challenges involved in running a business, staying connected with kids and grandkids but I am so thankful I was able to juggle it all.
My experience with different seasons in life and the deep desire to find where God had me to serve in each season of my life has prepared me to walk with you and help you move through this Season of Caring for an Aging Parent… You and your parent can be seen, not forgotten and cared for, not neglected!
I am married to a wonderful man named Ron who totally changed my world. I lovingly call him, “farmer”.
With my farmer, came four wonderful children and shortly after that 3 kids-in-law. In 2014, we also became grandparents to 2 beautiful grandsons, 2015 brought a granddaughter and another grandson in 2016. We will be welcoming another grandson in 2019. This Graham loves her Grands!
We live in rural southeast Kansas and enjoy the simpler things in life. I am a creative soul who loves to worship the Lord, read, sew, embroidery, paint, and craft.
I am also a daughter and sister. My parents have both suffered from the deadly disease of Alzheimer’s. My mother passed away in 1998 after a 12 year battle with the disease. My dad was diagnosed in 2006 and passed away in June of 2018.
I was honored to be able to travel to Independence, MO to be one of my dad’s caregivers 3 days per week and later every other week. Caring for my dad in the later years of his life was one of the most challenging seasons of my life but it was a blessing to be able to spend this time with him even as he is not completely himself.
My sister and her family live very close to my dad and I am blessed to have her as one of my best friends. Working together to care for Dad brought out the differences in how we go about life but we were also able to see how our differences provided just what was needed to create the team it took to take care of Dad.