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About Our Team

home care, senior care franchise owner

Aldon Purdham

Owner & Executive Director

During his 23 years of service in the US Air Force, Aldon led numerous organizations to greater success while achieving the rank of Colonel.  Then as a consultant with an international consulting firm, he advised national and defense organizations in overcoming their major challenges.  He later significantly improved a multi-state construction company’s operational efficiencies and employee culture as its COO.  While these may be viewed as diverse pursuits, they all reflect Aldon’s desire and passion to serve and positively impact others and their quality of life.  After witnessing the heartfelt care his mother, father, and mother-in-law received during the latter stages of their lives, Aldon started Talem Home Care & Placement Services in Colorado Springs.  He has been able to apply his passion for serving others along with his leadership experience to guide his Talem team in providing that same compassionate and personalized care to seniors, while bringing peace of mind to their loved ones.  Today, he continues his daily commitment to ensure Talem provides optimal care with a servant’s heart to seniors.  Aldon is blessed to have been married to his lovely wife, Lauralyn, for 25 years, and couldn’t be prouder of his four children, Jordan (23), Delaney (21), Lindsey (18), and Sydney (15), who also have a heart for helping others.  When he isn’t visiting, advising, or overseeing care for seniors, Aldon enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and playing other sports, albeit a little slower than he did at one time.

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Jake Rankin

Founder

In 2005, Jake Rankin launched his career in healthcare when he started working as a case manager for a non-medical home care agency in Boise, Id. Having already received a Bachelor's Degree with majors in Marketing and Organizational Behavioral Skills in 2003, Jake decided to go back to school to earn a MBA which he received in 2006.

Over his career in the health care industry, Jake gained wide experience understanding the many challenges and resources that face the senior population. He has worked in home health, home care, hospice, home infusion. In 2010, he received his certification as a Certified Senior Advisor®. Being a Certified Senior Advisor®, specializing in long-term care, post acute care, and transitional care, has allowed Jake to help an uncountable number of seniors and/or their family navigate through the complicated health care system and accomplish their goal of staying healthy and independent at home for as long as possible.

Jake has been CEO of Talem Home Care, LLC since our inception in September of 2013. In addition to launching this great new company, he is also an active member in the community and can often be found (when not on the softball fields) supporting various charities or volunteering at local assisted livings and nursing homes.