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The Caregiver’s Journey

by Joy Loverde   No one leaves the caregiving experience the same as when they started, nor do they look at life, and death the way they did before.   These words originate from the Introduction to my book, The Complete Eldercare Planner, and were written in the hopes that family members will continuously find…
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Hospice: I had no idea

by Joy Loverde Like many Boomers, I am experiencing the deaths of close friends and beloved family members at a fast and furious Joyrate. Sometimes the deaths come after a long and painful dying process. Other times – Poof! People are gone with no warning. This week, three friends whom I loved dearly died unexpectedly.…
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Talking Points from the White House Conference on Aging

The White House Conference on Aging took place on July 13. The President held the conference in preparation for the impending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, which is typically described as consisting of the people born from 1946 to 1964. They make up roughly 24 percent of the population in the United States –…
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Carolina Meadows in the News

Groundbreaking ceremony held to celebrate the start of the new Hospice Home in Chatham County VIEW IN BROWSER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2015 For Media Inquiries: 919.932.9985 Equity, it's your advantage.™ Carolina Meadows Donates $150,000 to Support New Hospice Home of UNC Health Care Facility CHAPEL HILL, NC - Carolina Meadows has donated $150,000…
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Alzheimer’s Culture Change: Coming to a city near you

 by Joy Loverde Nothing changes the game of life faster than the onset of dementia. Upon diagnosis, family caregivers regroup and redirect long-term care plans. Others may worry about passing on the Alzheimer’s gene to next of kin. Sadly, others start treating people differently and in many cases choose to no longer associate with them…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent: The End (Part 19)

By Joy Loverde If you’ve been tracking my blog series on the topic of moving a reluctant parent (Parts 1-18), you know that the mission is accomplished. My last blog recaps the insanity of dealing with my Aunt and her reluctance to move. Every step of the way was an eldercare crisis in the making.…
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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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