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What Joy Loverde Wants You to Know About Technology and Aging Parents 3

by Joy Loverde Part One, “What Joy Loverde Wants You to Know About Technology and Aging Parents” offers information about creating a safe home environment and check-in systems, including suggestions on where to purchase products and services. Part Two blog talks about technology and creating a network of support – especially with the doctor and…
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What Joy Loverde Wants You to Know AboutTechnology and Aging Parents 2

By Joy Loverde Part One, “What Joy Loverde Wants You to Know About Technology and Aging Parents” offers information about creating a safe home environment and check-in systems, including suggestions on where to purchase products and services. This Part Two blog is going to take technology in a different direction. If you’ve been reading my…
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Eldercare in the Workplace Listen up HR Professionals Part 2

by Joy Loverde As an HR professional, the more you can prepare your company employees for inevitable family caregiving responsibilities, the more stable your workplace. Part 1 of “Eldercare in the Workplace: Listen up HR Professionals” offered suggestions on helping employees become aware of eldercare issues. This blog will offer specific action steps you can…
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Eldercare in the Workplace Listen up HR Professionals Part 1

by Joy Loverde 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  other loved ones are waiting at home for their arrival and depending on them for care and…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 6

Everything about my Aunt Bernice’s move is progressing exactly as I had predicted; the move has come to a screeching halt. And that’s what I call progress. Just because over the past few years Aunt Bernice and I have engaged in conversations about moving out of the house, and just because she actually allowed me…
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Eldercare: What to do if you are caught off guard – Part Two

by Joy Loverde Eldercare: What to do if you are caught off guard – Part Two No matter your eldercare emergency situation, here are some strategies from The Complete Eldercare Planner to help pull it all together. Importantly, don't let anyone rush you when an emergency strikes. Resist the temptation to make quick decisions. You…
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Questions and Insights with Joy Loverde

As the author of The Complete Eldercare Planner and online elder care columnist geared toward people who are caring for aging parents, I’ve been asked some interesting questions. The depth of where our caregiving journeys will lead us never ceases to amaze me. This blog offers insights into the complex elder care process. Question: My…
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We Don’t Choose Elder Care; Elder Care Chooses Us

As I began to outline my book, The Complete Eldercare Planner over thirty years ago, I wrote the following words in a journal I was keeping at the time -- we don't choose elder care; elder care chooses us. Today that to-the-point phrase has never been truer. I refer to elders as, "living answers." And…
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