Did you know that a baby boomer is a person who was born between 1946 and 1964? This group represents nearly 20% of American and 30% of the Canadian population. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65 and many won't have a family caregiver to help them take care of themselves.
Question is, who will take care of them when they are old? Yes, there are government programs that provide healthcare and other support but there has to be a change in the mindset that enables and empowers older adults in our communities.
How about we discuss this subject and have a heart-to-heart chat with someone who has over 30 years of experience in elder care industry? Joy Loverde 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 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 as you journey toward the future and what's next for you.
Why she’s doing what she’s doing What inspires her to do her work The 2 challenges she sees older adults find themselves in when in an unplanned situation How the caregiver industry is losing workers What she will change in our society On people who are resisting technology On multigenerational families What intergenerational is On creating that family dynamics around the world How to overcome the fear of making new connection Her thoughts on LGBTQ elders and where they can go Her tips to the listeners who are still struggling in communicating in another language On having resources that are available On protecting older adults in the future Difference between patient advocate and people's advocate On her book "Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?"
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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