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  • How to Help Your Senior Avoid Loneliness While Aging in Place

    Today many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible, but family and friends often have concerns for their safety and well-being. Some of these issues can be resolved quickly and easily, such as adding a new railing along the front walk or modifying the shower. Others, like avoiding loneliness, will require ongoing effort.

  • Why Educating Your Caregiver is a Win Win

    It’s common for your loved one’s needs to change over time. If you’re lucky, you have a trusted caregiver who really connects with your senior, understands his or her needs, and is responsive to your input and concerns. But even the best caregivers may need some guidance and direction when a new set of medical circumstances arises. Helping your caregiver understand changes in care, and giving them the tools to handle them, benefits the aging adult, the family, and the caregiver, too. 

  • Do I Need A Nurse Or A Senior Caregiver?

    My mom needs help with putting in eyedrops. Does this mean I need a registered nurse or a senior caregiver? My dad has a Hoyer lift to transfer him out of bed. Should I find someone skilled or can a strong companion help him? 

  • Ten Topics Everyone Should Discuss with a New Caregiver

    Helping your new caregiver succeed is one of the most important roles you’ll play as you manage the home care needs of yourself or your loved ones.

    Using the checklist below, be sure to go over each item from the get-go -- and periodically during the time you employ home help. Nearly all misunderstandings between a caregiver and a family can be avoided by following these 10 simple tips.

  • Why We Started LeanOnWe

    People always want to know how we came up with the idea of LeanOnWe. Well, to make a bad pun, it was something that I literally fell into after being hit head-on while bicycling one autumn day in 2011.

  • Thinking About Dad

    This Father’s Day will be the second without my father following his passing last May. Like most children who have lost a parent, I think of him frequently.

  • Attorneys Prioritize Fighting Elder Abuse

    In a national survey of hundreds elder law attorneys across the country conducted in 2014, more than 50% indicated that elder abuse is one of the issues they confront most frequently in their practices.

  • How I “Walked” Across the Stage

    I amazed the crowd at Sunday’s LeanOnWe Launch Party when I came onto the stage “walking” after 3 ½ years in a wheelchair. It was the first time they had seen me vertical since an out-of-control SUV plowed into my bicycle and left me a paraplegic. So how did I “walk”? Was that robotics?

  • LeanOnWe Launch Party Recap: Part I

    My friend and partner Ron Gold, a paraplegic after an out-of-control SUV rammed into his bicycle three years ago, stunned the crowd at our company’s launch party last night when he “WALKED” across the stage.

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