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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.

Nature Nurtures Seniors

Gazing out at a lake can bring peace and calm to your soul.

Staying Connected: How Homebound Seniors Can Keep in Touch

Social Isolation Can Lead to Mental and Physical Decline Maintaining social connections is crucial for seniors’ overall well-being, with many studies showing the negative effects of being socially isolated on mental and physical health. Research indicates that prolonged isolation can cause increased feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety among seniors, as well as a higher … Continue reading

Flourish in Place Celebrates Angel!

Angel Graduating from Seminole State College! Angel Promoted to Office Manager! The whole Flourish in Place family congratulates Angel Herd this month for two huge accomplishments.  While working full-time as our Human Resource Manager and Scheduler, Angel successfully completed her coursework for an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Seminole State College.  She will be … Continue reading

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Watch for Infection! Importance of Wound Care for the Elderly

Early Treatment for Wounds Prompt attention to wounds is vital for the elderly. Even seemingly minor injuries can escalate into major problems if left untreated. As we age, many factors work together to prolong healing.  Thinner skin and medications are two of the common reasons for longer healing time in elderly people.   Caregivers should … Continue reading

End-of-Life Planning: Hard but Necessary!

Planning for the Future: Essential Documents and Directives for End-of-Life Care Bill Bush (pictured above) was an amazing example of planning ahead for his family. He had all documents clearly marked and in order. He made sure his family knew where to find everything they needed when he passed away. His family appreciated his organization, … Continue reading

Importance of Investing in Your Elderly Parents’ Care

Emotional and Practical Decisions Caring for elderly parents is a responsibility that many of us face as our loved ones age. It’s a decision that often involves financial considerations, as well as emotional and practical ones. Hiring a caregiver might seem too expensive for a family, especially if the parents are trying to save their … Continue reading

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