• Day One at Assisted Living – Five Smart Moves For Move-in Day

    Making the transition from home to an assisted living community can be difficult for both you and your loved one. Many older adults are resistant to leaving their homes and the thought of getting settled and comfortable in a new environment can be daunting for all involved.

  • How to Find a Caregiver Near You

    An in-depth look at local home care. When you or your loved one needs home care, you’ll have to make many tough decisions and the process can quickly become overwhelming.
    We’re here to answer those questions and more. We’ll help you understand the choices you face and how to simplify the decision-making process so you can find the reliable, trusted care your loved one deserves.

  • Is Home Safe for Your Senior? Find Out with These 3 Questions

    For seniors and their adult children, the family home may be a source of comfort, safety, and happy memories. So it’s easy to understand the appeal of aging in place. Still, your senior’s safety has to be your top priority. If you’re not sure whether your parent can be safe at home – let alone what you need to do to make it happen – start by asking these three questions.

  • Downsizing Your Parents’ Home: Resources and Benefits

    If your parents are older baby boomers, it’s probably time to start talking about their future living arrangements. Though your parent may feel protective of his independence and resist downsizing to a smaller home, doing so may actually allow him to live independently longer. Plus, downsizing typically has financial benefits too.

  • Don’t Underestimate the Power of Touch

    If you care for an aging parent, you’ve probably put considerable effort into making sure her home is safe and she has appropriate medical care. You may also keep an eye on her nutrition and help her get some exercise. Of course you want to provide whatever she needs to be as healthy as possible. But have you thought about touch?

  • 7 Hidden Risks of Hiring a Caregiver on Your Own

    Hiring a caregiver for yourself or a loved one can be a crucial decision and it's essential to be aware of the potential risks involved when doing so on your own. Here are seven critical areas to consider – and they are areas where LeanOnWe can help smooth the process.

  • Walk. Can't Walk. ReWalk.

    There's walking (which I can no longer do) and then there's ReWalk-ing (the very appropriate name for what I'm learning to do now).

  • Your Mom Wants to Age in Place. Is That the Best Choice?

    Many seniors want to age in place. With so many other aspects of their lives changing – due to declining health, decreased mobility, or dementia, for example – they long for the familiarity of their homes and neighborhoods. Shopping in the same stores, visiting the same salon, or attending the same church or synagogue helps maintain a sense of normalcy during this uncertain period in their lives.