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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.

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

Nurturing Care from Afar

Caring for elderly family members becomes a complex task when they live out of town. This guide will help you through the basics.

Tips to Engage Loved Ones with Dementia in Holiday Festivities

Holiday time can be challenging for all of us!  Added dates on the calendars, to-do lists, and travel plans can stress the best organized among us.  Folks dealing with dementia may not be tackling the everyday tasks of the season, but they are probably trying to understand the added activity around them. Connecting to favorite … Continue reading

5 Top Tips to Avoid Being Scammed

Keep yourself safe from phone fraud.

It Takes a Little TLC to Build a Strong Team

Flourish in Place works hard at building a strong management team to provide top-tier service to our clients.

Seniors Love to Celebrate!

Seniors embrace their birthdays, and Flourish clients get special celebrations on their big days.

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