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  • Aiming Higher Every Year with Eric and Reeve

    A big thank you to all of you who contributed to my Walk to Believe. I raised over $21,000 from an incredible 85 different supporters. I’m truly awestruck by the generosity of friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Getting One Step CLOSE-R To A Cure For Paralysis

    When Ron Gold became paralyzed in 2011, he was told not to focus on a cure, but rather to learn how to live his life in a wheelchair following a head-on bicycling accident. Today, he’s the top fundraiser for the cure at Eric LeGrand’s “A Walk to Believe."
  • Offering Our Thanks to Those Who Give

    Although we shouldn't need a holiday to remind us, this time of year is one of giving and of thanks. At LeanOnWe, we are grateful for so many things -- a truly dedicated staff, committed and caring caregivers, wonderful customers, good friends and family, and so much more.

  • Ron Gold Speaking at TEDx NJIT

    When a head-on bicycling crash with an SUV crushed my spine and left me a paraplegic in 2011, I found very little inspiration from my very broken body. That is, until I realized how my broken body could be the impetus to help fix America's broken home care system.
  • Working to Capture My Dad’s Unceasing Spirit

    My dad died three years ago today and this anniversary has me re-thinking a lot about what he might have wanted me to embrace. His love of learning? His "never give up" attitude? His endless spirit for life?

  • Should Prolonging Life Always Be the Goal in Health Care?

    Doctors are trained to help people extend life as long as possible, but the question some people are now raising is, “What kind of life are they prolonging?” More questions need to be asked about whether this is really what all people want. And we need a greater emphasis on palliative care to mitigate pain and other symptoms.

  • My Bicycle Was Spokeless and I Was Speechless

    We’ve never been great about cleaning out the garage, but we were tackling it early last month when my wife, exasperated again, asked what I wanted to do with the scrappy black garbage bag filled with “my accident stuff.”

  • Giving Thanks Is One Thing...

    Giving thanks at Thanksgiving is a respected and time-honored tradition, but at LeanOnWe, we not only talk about thanks, we try to show our thanks year 'round with support, volunteering, and philanthropy.

  • Four Things to Know Before Hiring a Caregiver for a Senior with Alzheimer's

    Whatever your needs, there’s an in-home caregiver that’s right for your family. But finding that person depends on clearly understanding your aging parent’s condition or disease, and defining the specific care he requires. For instance, in addition to specific daily care skills, Alzheimer’s caregivers should possess an extra dose of patience and compassion.  

    Before you begin interviewing Alzheimer’s caregivers, here’s what you should know:

  • Overwhelmed by Home Care? We’ve Got No-Nonsense Answers

    Perhaps your mom is having surgery next week in New York, but you live in L.A. How will you make sure she’ll get the right home care upon discharge from the hospital? And what about the high cost of your dad’s caregiver from an agency? Every month there’s another bill, and his savings seem like they’re going right out the door. Should you find more affordable help?

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