Joy Loverde

Joy Loverde
Joy Loverde is the author of Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old? and The Complete Eldercare Planner. Joy's-six series podcast on The Whole Care Network “The Unique Needs of The Older Caregiver” provides listeners with key insights on how to balance aging and caregiving so that you can thrive and survive!

Recent Posts

Aging Solo? Where You Live Matters.

Posted by Joy Loverde on Nov 4, 2017 12:13:45 PM

In my book, Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? I write about an incident that continues to haunt me to this day.

 

In 1995, my hometown of Chicago experienced a social nightmare. On July 13, the heat index peaked at 119°F—a record high for the city—causing 465 people to lose their life due to the heat. Of the decedents for whom age could be determined, 51 percent were seventy-five years of age or older.

 

Sibling Wars and Aging Parents: Everybody Is Part of the Problem

Posted by Joy Loverde on May 11, 2017 1:15:51 PM

An unfortunate truth about family caregiving is that responsibilities between siblings when it comes to the care of parents are often unevenly and unfairly distributed. You can ask for your siblings’ help until you are blue in the face; yet some brothers and sisters flat out refuse to be of assistance or and ignore requests altogether.