Did you know that there are over 6.5 million Canadians over the age of 65? Our older adults and loved ones have some unique needs and evolving challenges. They need advocacy, they need a voice, they need a change in elder care system. A change in the mindset that enables and empowers our seniors in our communities.
Let's have an insightful chat with someone who has been in the elder care industry for over 30 years now--Joy Loverde. Joy has a reputation for being a path carver and a visionary when it comes to active ageing.
Knowing that planning is a key factor in creating a quality of life, Joy wrote "The Complete Eldercare Planner.” Six editions later, this trusted resource remains a bestseller in its category. The American Medical Association says it's the best book we have seen.
Her latest book, "Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?" is also making headlines. This book is an exceptionally worthwhile read says The American Society on Ageing.
Joy's work has taken her to every quarter of the world where she has personally interacted with thousands of family members as well as the professionals in the field of ageing.
Joy is frequently in the news. You may have seen her on the Today Show or read about her in the Wall Street Journal. In this episode, Joy is looking forward to sharing her strategies for the second time on the show.
Her thoughts on what the caregivers go through as they take this new role How to help when the patient refuses help What's the secret sauce to successful caregiving When a caregiver should start their training How the relationship changes between the family caregiver and the loved one and how to cope with it Example of parenting your parent On bringing some other influencer How caregivers can go forward and ask for help Her self-respect tips to the caregivers How she approaches a person with dementia What her thoughts are on guilt in caregiving On Rafiq's spiritual of souls and connection Links:
Host’s email: Rafiq@SeniorsPodcast.com Sponsor’s Link - Right at Home: www.RightAtHomeCanada.com/Winnipeg All Things Senior’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/AllThingsSeniors Joy’s Website: www.ElderIndustry.com Joy’s Email: JLoverde@ElderIndustry.com Joy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joyloverde/ Joy’s Twitter: @JoyLoverde
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