Joy Loverde is the author of the best-seller, The Complete Eldercare Planner (Random House, 2009) and Who Will Take Care Of Me When I Am Old? (Da Capo, 2017). Joy’s media credits include the Today Show, CBS Early Show, CNN, and National Public Radio among many others. Joy also serves as a mature-market consultant and spokesperson for manufacturers, corporations, law firms, financial institutions, insurance, associations, healthcare organizations, senior housing, and other members of the fast-growing eldercare industry.
You get along fine with Mom and Dad. You have your life, and they have theirs. You do what you want and so do they. Sometimes that means your parents spend their entire day doing nothing more than sitting around
Assisting parents who are willing to relocate out of the family home and into a more elder-friendly environment is one thing. Expect an altogether different experience when Mom and Dad dig in their heels and refuse to move.
When home-safety is
Thinking About Taking Mom on Vacation? (Part One) offered a range of vacation possibilities and insights about traveling individually or with a group. This blog offers tips on paying attention to the mature traveler’s needs.
Before the trip
As you make reservations,
You already know the basics of researching vacation spots and booking a hotel room. And, if you’re thinking that it might be nice to invite your dear old Mom to join you this year, there are additional details to consider.
You know the feeling. You’re overburdened with too much stuff. You’ve accumulated things that no longer serve a purpose. And then your birthday rolls around, and well-meaning people give you more stuff. Fast forward 30-plus years. Now you feel for
Home care is now needed – for you or someone you could care for – and you have decided to contact a local agency rather than hire someone yourself. Daily tasks like shopping for groceries, cooking, bathing, laundry, and keeping
I HATE aging for many reasons: The more time that goes by, the more people I love die; newly surfaced physical changes continue to impact my independence; and the bottoms of my feet are drying up like my grandmother’s soles
I recently faced the massive task of closing an office and relocating my consulting and writing business to a much smaller location. There were stacks of books and files, office supplies, furniture, and intricate electronics to move and re-connect, and
In my blog, Caught off Guard? Suddenly You’re a Caregiver: 5 Things To Do Right Now, you learned that you will be making decisions under a great deal of pressure and with limited knowledge of guaranteed outcomes. That’s normal and