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Joy Loverde

Path Carver.
Keynote Speaker.
Best-selling Author.

Solo Aging ♦ Senior Living ♦ Aging Parents

Caregiving

Attention Adult Children of Aging Parents. Ask this simple question.

I recently faced the massive task of closing an office and relocating my business to a more convenient, but smaller location. There were stacks of books and files, office supplies, furniture, and intricate electronics to move and re-connect, and I kept my fingers crossed that computers and other electronics would network perfectly on the other […]

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Got Aging Parents? Should you take away the car keys?

If you like to listen to TED Talks as much as I do then you might have come across the lecture by Bran Ferren and his inspiring presentation titled, “To create for the ages, let’s combine art and engineering.” When Bran Ferren was nine years old his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome —

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Caring for Aging Parents? Here’s a family caregiver tip you’ll want to use right away.

It’s so subtle you may not even realize that it’s happening. Your sister asks, “How is Mom feeling after her surgery?” Your son wants to know, “How is Dad doing?” You mother inquires, “Is your daughter enjoying her new job?”  And just like that you are right in the middle of two other relationships. You

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Attention Adult Children of Aging Parents: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ROLE REVERSAL

Will there ever come a day when I read the blogs and articles about caring for aging parents when someone does not make the statement “parenting your parents?” And will there come a time when people stop referring to the term “role reversal?” Who made this up? Who thought of this concept in the first place?

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Are you a family caregiver? If it’s time for hospice read this first.

Like many Baby Boomers, I am experiencing the deaths of close friends and beloved family members at a fast and furious rate. Sometimes the deaths come after a long and painful dying process. Other times – Poof! People die with little to no warning. This month alone, four individuals whom I loved dearly died unexpectedly.

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Adult Children of Aging Parents: Curb the Urge to Take Over

Everybody is “right.” You’re right and the person you are caring for is right. No matter what the situation, everybody feels like they are the one who is right.   But hold on. Whose life is it anyway? It doesn’t matter if what you have to say is “the truth.” It doesn’t matter if you

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Solo Ager? Family or Friend Caregiver? Pinterest offers a world of new possibilities.

I love Pinterest especially because I love pictures. That’s how I learn. That’s how I think. That’s how I get inspired and motivated. If you like Pinterest, too, I hope that you will visit my Pinterest page – http://www.pinterest.com/joyloverde. And I’d be honored if you follow my boards. I am always adding new boards and

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Eldercare in the Workplace. HR Professionals Are You Ready?

At the end of the day, when your fellow co-workers leave the workplace and head for home, some are just beginning their other full-time job. With an aging population upon us, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and others depend on them for care and attention. One in every three employees is managing family eldercare. And it’s complicated.

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Aging Parents & The Caregiver Shortage: Plan Now to Share the Care.

“Seniors wait months for home care: Workers in short supply.”  “Nursing homes bleed staff as Amazon lures low-wage workers with Prime packages” “Hospitals offer incentives, but nursing shortage remains a problem” The headlines speak for themselves. Our health care industry is sick and broken. Minimum wages, unpredictable work schedules, performing physically and mentally exhausting work,

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