Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

The Aging Debate Across America

by Carol Marak Eight of our nation’s leading aging-focused organizations have come together to build a better understanding of older adults needs and their contributions to society. They hope to provide the general public with a current perspective of what the aging population needs and to improve the lives of all people as they age.…
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Age of Disruption Tour: A Commercial

By Joy Loverde What if nearly everything we know about aging is wrong? On his 30-city tour, Dr. Bill Thomas encourages audiences of all ages to turn the tables on “Life’s Most Dangerous Game” and approach aging with the skill and enthusiasm it requires. I attended Dr. Thomas’ Age of Disruption event last week and…
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Time Flying by? Joy Loverde Offers Tips on Slowing it Down

By Joy Loverde The year is 1959. It’s July. I’m the first one up and out of the house. I’m sitting on the front porch. It’s already 89 degrees outside and I’ve got a long, hot day ahead of me. I have no plans and nowhere to go. I’m worried about absolutely nothing. Remembering slow…
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Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part 2

by Joy Loverde The subject of my last blog “Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part 1” focused on a creative solution for financing the care of an aging parent. I wrote about three siblings who managed to cover the cost of their mother’s care in spite of being on extremely tight budgets. This…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 18

by Joy Loverde The good news… sold my Aunt’s house in one day. The bad news… there is no downtime and the pressure is on. I kick into action and create a checklist of everything I have to do to relocate my Aunt. Also on my mind are the many tasks I can delegate. Listen…
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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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Assisted Living Providers Add Solutions for Hospital Referrals

By Carol Marak Assisted Living Providers Add Solutions for Hospital Referrals What’s the fastest way assisted living facilities increase occupancy? If you guessed hospital patients, you’re right! Several senior living companies, big ones like Brookdale Senior Living and non-profit ones like Eskaton look to growing their post-acute care services. They have strategies in place that…
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Helping Our Elderly Parents With Benefits CheckUp

By Kaye Swain One of the vital things many of us do for and with our elderly parents is help them with the various benefits that come with the aging process. Most of us tend to think of social security and Medicare and stop there. For many elderly, though, there may be other benefits to…
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