Hiring a Local Caregiver

Want Your Life Back? There’s No Need to Feel Guilty

Whether you stepped in to help an elderly relative out of love, a sense of responsibility, or financial necessity, caregiving can sometimes feel like a burden – even for the most devoted family members.

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.

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Senior Trust a New Caregiver

Some seniors, particularly those in the early stages of dementia, may have a hard time trusting anyone other than the family member they rely on most.  Yet being solely responsible for an elder’s care can quickly become a heavy burden for that...

How to screen a caregiver (or as importantly, how NOT to screen a caregiver)

Perhaps the greatest amount of anxiety regarding home care surrounds the concept of letting a stranger into your loved one’s home.

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

Are you concerned because your mom is lonely? Maybe she can no longer drive to bingo on Monday evenings and she misses her friends. Or are you worried because your dad doesn’t bathe often enough?

6 Common Caregiver Myths Debunked

Home care can be confusing and there are many misconceptions surrounding some of the basics. Here are six commonly held myths.

Do I Need A Nurse Or A Senior Caregiver?

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My Mom Can't Put in Her Own Eye Drops — Now What?

Believe It or Not, Medicare Doesn’t Automatically Pay for a Home Aide

One of the biggest misunderstandings about hiring a home aide circles around what type of coverage you are entitled to. Get ready for the bad news.

Important: Take Steps Now to Make Sure Your Aide Can Travel During a Curfew

As cities across America put curfew orders in place to calm civil unrest, you’ll want to take immediate steps to ensure your private home health aide is not barred from traveling to and from work.

The Benefits of Hiring Live-In Care Amidst COVID-19

People have been asking us many questions about the changes LeanOnWe has seen in home care due to the spread of COVID-19. This post offers a review of some of these questions along with our answers.

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