Author Archives: Melanie Lee

About Melanie Lee

Robert “Kim” Lee and Melanie Ann Lee founded Flourish in Place to help seniors and adults with disabilities thrive and flourish while leading dignified and independent lives in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Kim and Melanie raised three remarkable children while helping care for Melanie’s wonderful mother, Kathryn, who lived a rich life despite dealing with bipolar disorder all her life and suffering later from post-polio syndrome. Melanie has cared for her intellectually disabled older sister for the past 18 years as Melinda’s court-appointed plenary guardian. Kim’s mother, Betsy, suffers from severe dementia. She lives in her own home with the help of compassionate family members as well as paid caregivers. Kim and Melanie’s life experiences caring for others influenced their desire to help people not merely “age in place” -- but flourish at home. Kim and Melanie are both Certified Senior Care Managers. Melanie is also a science teacher.

5 Ways Home Care Services Can Help in the Kitchen

Home Care Services Lake Mary FL-With the help of home care services, older adults can eat healthy meals or have the help they need to cook for themselves.Here are 5 ways home care services can help your aging relative in the kitchen.

Use Color to Improve Your Parent’s Mood

Homecare Oviedo FL-Can color impact how your dad feels? Studies do find that the right room color can help boost a mood. Color can also increase hunger, make you feel sad, and impact so many other emotions.

Helping Dad Get the Motivation to Exercise

Elder Care Longwood FL-It can be difficult to convince your aging relative to get up and get moving. However, there are ways you can help your older family member to get motivated. Here are some ideas for motivating seniors to exercise.

Welcome Our New American Citizen!

Caregiver Orlando FL-Our incredible caregiver, Efy, passed her naturalization exam last week. She was sworn in on the spot!

Important Self-Care Advice to Those Caring for Seniors

Senior Care Orlando FL-Caring for an older adult can be extremely stressful and time consuming. If you’re a caregiver who is becoming stretched too thin to muster the energy for self-care, let alone squeeze it in every day, it’s time to reevaluate.

Still Up for Adventure!

Home Care Services Orlando FL-My mother enjoyed traveling. That wanderlust spirit never left my mother, even though her mobility decreased over the years. She suffered from post-polio syndrome, which eventually left her unable to stand for long periods or walk for any kind of distance.

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