Category Archives: Relationships

How’s the water?

by Joy Loverde Sometimes (most times) we are the last one to know if life is out of balance. We are in so deep (like the goldfish in the photo) that we have no clue where we are deep in the scheme of things. Everybody – at home and at work -- tugs at our…
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Happy Holidays

[caption id="attachment_7973" align="aligncenter" width="400" class=" "] Merry Christmas from everyone at EldercareABC[/caption]
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 16

  by Joy Loverde Over the past two years (I began this journey the summer of 2012) my Aunt has remained adamant about staying put. And if you have been reading my blog posts along the way (Moving a Reluctant Parents Parts 1-15) then you know there has not been much progress in spite of…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 13

 by Joy Loverde It’s been almost one year since I last wrote about my Aunt’s refusal to move out  of her house (Moving a Reluctant Parent - Part 12). A year of inching her towards the goal of relocating. A year of working alongside my cousins and calming them down. A year of doing my…
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American Airlines Treat Your Elders Well

by Joy Loverde I’m angry, VERY  angry… at one person in particular at American Airlines. I do not know her name and in retrospect I should have written it down.  The best I can do to communicate with American Airline management is to write about my recent experience at the Phoenix airport. It all began…
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Are you on the hook for Mom’s nursing-home bill?

Blog by Joy Loverde Background: A judge ruled May 7, 2012 that a Pennsylvania nursing home could collect an unpaid bill of $92,943 from the son of a patient who received care from September 2007 through March 2008. Everyone knows that parents have an obligation to support their children. But, did you know that many…
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Why not be great?

By Joy Loverde What are you waiting for?  Are you waiting for housing prices to rise? Are you waiting for your children to grow up and flee the nest? Are you waiting for a raise or a better job? Are you waiting to be inspired? Are you waiting for a miracle relationship? In the last…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 10

Blog by Joy Loverde It’s been a very long time since I last blogged about my Aunt and her reluctance to move out of her family home. This situation continues to be one thing after another with her – running out money, increasingly bad health, and driving issues among others. Nothing, absolutely nothing has changed.…
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Boomerang Family: Coming Full Circle with Parenthood

by Joy Loverde Children grow up, get educated, and leave home for good. At least that’s the way it used to be. Whether it’s paying off college debt, unemployment, broken relationships, getting divorced, abusing drugs and alcohol, and/or saving money, many men and women over the age of 25 are now moving back in with…
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Ways for Elders to Find Peace In a Community

by George Shaw Common Tips for Community Building and Social Outreach for Seniors to Prevent Depression and Loneliness A rapidly growing problem in today’s society is clinical depression amongst our elders. There are numerous life factors that contribute to senior depression, many of them are unavoidable. The loss of mobility or the diagnosis of an…
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