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  • 4 Keys to Sibling Harmony When Caring for Parents

    Few things test sibling relationships more than when the time comes to actively manage the lives of their aging parents. Irreparable damage to once-close relationships is too often the norm as brothers and sisters clash over what each believes to be best for mom and dad.

  • Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Your Caregiver

    There's no better way to thank a special caregiver than with a thoughtful holiday gift. And if time is running out and your gift list just seems to grow longer every day, we've got some quick fixes for you.

  • Spreading Thanks, Spreading Love

    As our nation gathers for Thanksgiving today, we know there are many things to be thankful for. At LeanOnWe, we are always grateful for the opportunity to help others and we are always thankful to those who serve our nation.

  • Starting the Conversation About Elder Care With Aging Parents

    For many of us, a week does not go by without someone raising the topic of home care for an aging parent. The path to resolution is a long one. Parents are often resistant, or even in denial. Grown children are worried about safety, hygiene, driving, or having enough food in the fridge.

  • 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.

  • 3 Ways to Keep Your Senior Healthy at Home

    There’s a lot to consider when your senior chooses to age in place. In recent blogs we’ve explored many ways you can provide safe transportation, stay on top of home safety and maintenance, and help your senior avoid loneliness.

  • Caregiver Cash and Expense Management

    We are often so busy worrying about the cost of a caregiver’s salary that we often neglect to consider the other costs related to having someone in your home caring for a parent or elderly relative. The expenses are minor compared with the commitment you made to paying a qualified caregiver, but they need to be considered and accounted for when calculating the total financial commitment to in-home.

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