Richard earned his accounting degree in 1940 and started an accounting practice shortly thereafter. He later entered the field of healthcare. With Ruth’s support, Richard built a chain of Nursing Homes and Mental Health facilities. When Ruth became sick at 89 years old, the close-knit family, including Richard, the Tischlers’ children and their grandchildren, began searching for the perfect senior living residence. As her health condition progressed, she required services ranging from Independent to Assisted Living to Memory Care. Inspired by this personal experience and building upon our family’s values, principles and generations of experience, Bloom was formed to shift the family’s focus to the same lifestyle options that Ruth required. The Tischlers were married for almost 70 years before Ruth passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 2012, and Richard was still involved in daily operations until he passed away in 2016 at the age of 101.