Who Will Take Care Of Me When I'm Old?: Plan Now To Safeguard Your Health And Happiness In Old Age by Joy LoverdeWho Will Take Care Of Me When I'm Old?: Plan Now To Safeguard Your Health And Happiness In Old Age by Joy Loverde

Who Will Take Care Of Me When I'm Old?: Plan Now To Safeguard Your Health And Happiness In Old Age

byJoy Loverde

Paperback | October 24, 2017

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Everything you need to know to plan for your own safe, financially secure, healthy, and happy old age
For those who have no support system in place, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. Whether you have friends and family ready and able to help you or not, growing old does not have to be an inevitable decline into helplessness. It is possible to maintain a good quality of life in your later years, but having a plan is essential.Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old? equips readers with everything they need to prepare on their own:
  • Advice on the tough medical, financial, and housing decisions to come
  • Real solutions to create a support network
  • Questions about aging solo readers don't know to ask
  • Customizable worksheets and checklists that help keep plans on course
  • Guidance on new products, services, technology, and resources
Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old? goes way beyond estate planning to help readers prepare for all the changes in store. Readers are empowered to make proactive plans for their own lives rather than entrusting decisions to family and community.
Joy Loverdeis a leading consultant in the senior industry and a trusted advisor in aging and eldercare-related issues. The author ofThe Complete Eldercare Planner, Joy's work has been featured onToday, the CBSEarly Show, NPR, and inUSA Todayand theWall Street Journal. She lives in Chicago.
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Title:Who Will Take Care Of Me When I'm Old?: Plan Now To Safeguard Your Health And Happiness In Old AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 1 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0738219630

ISBN - 13:9780738219639

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to Age Successfully I picked up this book two weeks before my total hip replacement surgery. Being a healthy 62 year old, needing this surgery due to an accident, I suddenly was facing things that I had previously associated with ‘old age’. This book couldn’t have come at a better time for me and I know that my future will be different because of it. Joy Loverde, in her groundbreaking book, “Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old” has practical, skillful and the necessary steps to help us with the inevitable. Cheeky at times, with recommended lists of songs, TV shows, YouTube videos and Ted Talks that illustrate the chapter headings, her media sources touch our aging baby boomer brains in ways that mere words cannot. The book begins with ‘Meet Your Future Self’ (cue ‘My Way’ performed by Frank Sinatra - see what I mean about media reference...you KNOW what’s ahead). Ms. Loverde doesn’t just talk esoteric gobbledegook, she gives us real tools and instructions on how to plan and visualize our future. If you follow her instructions I promise that you will be planful about your future. One of the tools I like best in this book are the worksheets in each chapter. Questions are asked that directly go to the topic at hand, some of them uncomfortable...which is exactly why they need to be asked. Do your work and you will be rewarded. My mother says that ‘aging is not for sissies’ and the older I get, the wiser she is. This book illustrates many ways to age successfully. The more you get involved, the better it is for you. Unlike taxes and politics, aging/death isn’t something that shouldn’t be discussed at the dining room table. The more you think about it, plan for it and actively live it, the higher the quality aging you will have. This is a book that should be read by everyone, whether alone or in a relationship, and is a loving gift to any of your friends. Thank you, Joy Loverde, for accumulating all the resources and writing this book.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Resource! This is THE best book I have read on the topic of self care as we age. It's both entertaining and a great resource covering every aspect of aging in a way that empowers you through the process. A double thumbs up!
Date published: 2017-11-28

Editorial Reviews

"Loverde's book should be recommended reading for every single person, whether they are concerned about growing older (and you should be concerned) or not. Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old? is loaded with practical advice, resources, and action-oriented tasks."-Portland Book Review