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  • Hiring a Caregiver When You Live Far From Your Aging Parents

    If you live far away and are busy juggling your own career and family, it can be difficult to care for an aging parent. Whether your parent needs help with laundry and errands a few times a week or requires daily care, you’ll want to find an experienced caregiver you can trust. Successfully managing a long-distance relationship with this person can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep and endless worrying.

  • 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?

  • 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:

  • How to Obtain Guardianship—and When You Should

    Realizing that your parent has become incapable of caring for herself or making reasonable decisions about her property is a heart-wrenching discovery. And if you postponed getting legal documents in place -- a power of attorney and living will -- your only option may be guardianship.

  • Always Thankful, Always Faithful

    As our nation gathers to give thanks to friends and family this 2018, LeanOnWe would like to take this time to thank YOU -- who are now among our friends and family.
  • 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."

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