Monday, May 9, 2016

Spotlight on Joan's Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive by Joan Y. Edwards

Calm Waters photo by J.Q. Rose

Hello and welcome. Hope you're recovered from a weekend of Mother's Day activities. 

Today is a special day on the J.Q. Rose blog. I'm shouting about the new release of Joan Y. Edwards' book for caregivers. I'm happy today to introduce her to you and to spotlight her new book. Take a peek.

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Joan's Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive by Joan Y. Edwards


Copyright 2016 Aidana Willow-Raven and 4RV Publishing
Joan's Elder Care Guide by Joan Y. Edwards


Joan's Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive gives you, the caregiver, ways to meet your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs and those of your elder to promote healing, well-being, and survival. Based on the author's research and fourteen years of experience caring for her mother, this book provides many resources to find the right place for your elder to live, explains ways to improve communication to help find solutions to problems, and gives organization ideas for medical, financial, insurance, and legal documents. It offers ways for a caregiver to get time away from caregiving responsibilities and contains information substitute caregivers must have to keep their elders safe. Along with all this, the book explains the signs of the end of life, ways to celebrate an elder's life, and gives duties of an executor of an estate. It also includes ten useful charts to assist in assessing and recording an elder's needs and capabilities.

What People Are Saying:

"There are several charts in the appendix for the reader to utilize by filling in related information, making it a truly useful, everyday tool for everything from organizational tips to emergency needs that will slide right into a purse or overnight bag. Certainly not one of those books you half-read then sit on a shelf to collect dust."
"It provides links to online applications and phone numbers, ideas and resources as a starting place to brainstorm easy, meaningful ways to assist you in maintaining your elder’s health and your own...I wish that I had known of it when I was a caregiver. I know that I would have been prepared for everything and possibly paid for it too! If you have a family member who needs your help, don't hesitate to buy this book. It is a valuable tool for every family, organization, or caregiver.
"This book is a no-frills, very well-researched self-help guide on how to help. The language is simple, saying what Joan wants to say and no more...What is particularly impressive is the logical, step by step way Joan analyzes each problem, so that without talking down to the reader, she presents a guide even a kid could understand and follow...I have worked both as a psychotherapist and as a nurse in nursing homes. My wife cared for her mother for many years, with me on the sidelines. From this personal experience, I can recommend Joan’s Elder Care Guide as accurate, helpful and even inspiring."

Official Video Trailer for Joan's Elder Care Guide

Joan's Elder Care Guide

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Joan Y. Edwards AE9Z7443 Joan Y. Edwards is an author, illustrator, and retired teacher in North Carolina. Joan's Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive is published by 4RV Publishing. She wrote and illustrated picture book, Flip Flap Floodle, and self-published it with BookSurge in 2004. She is currently working on illustrations for her chapter book, Larry, the Terrifying Turkey.

 Her Never Give Up blog, has over 340,000 views and 350 subscribers. She encourages writers, illustrators, and others to never to give up.

Her website, has a multitude of Gospel-based devotionals, puzzles, and skits. Joan is a member of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her article, “Find Your Creative Edge,” appeared in the July-August 2011 SCBWI Bulletin.

 Edwards thrives on spending time with her family and friends. She presents interactive writing and motivational talks and workshops for children and adults. She reads humorous and self-help books. For inspiration and self-acceptance, she heeds the wise teachings of Robert Schuller, Joel Osteen, Maxwell Maltz, and Tony Robbins.

Facebook Page Joan Y. Edwards, Author
Twitter @joanyedwards
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Tuesday, May 10--I'm a guest on the 4 Foxes, 1 Hound site. Come on over and say hi. I wonder if you  already know what  reveal in this interview. 
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Thursday, May 12--On the Readers Want to Know series on this blog, prolific writer and fellow BWL author, Janet Lane Walters, answers three questions frequently asked by her readers. Do you have a question for her too? Fire away!


Joan Y. Edwards said...

Dear Janet,
Thank you very much for spotlighting Joan's Elder Care Guide on your blog today. I am honored to be here with you and your readers!

Do something fun to celebrate you today!
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Joan, I'm happy to host you on my blog. This book carries such a good message to caregivers with lots of helpful information.Thank you for writing it!

Linda A. said...

It's so great to see Joan's elder care guide being spotlighted all about. It will help many.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Linda, thanks so much for visiting.

emaginette said...

When in that situation, I'm sure all advice is welcome. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Anna I have never been a caretaker, but I know so many folks who have. What a selfless act to do for a loved one.

Marsha said...

Hey, JQ. I've been out of town and having some tech difficulties. Important topic. Great post. I've shared.

Joan Y. Edwards said...

Dear J.Q.,
Aww! How sweet of you! I'm glad that you believe that it carries a great message and lots of good information for caregivers.

May God bless you!


Joan Y. Edwards said...

Dear Ann at emaginette,
Thanks for writing. I'm glad that you believe that when people are in a caregiving situation that they would welcome all advice. It is a difficult task and a very loving thing to do to care for another person.

Celebrate you and your love of people,
Never Give Up

Joan Y. Edwards said...

Dear Marsha, Thanks for writing and for sharing J.Q. Rose's blog post about Joan's Elder Care Guide. I appreciate it very much.

Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

Joan Y. Edwards said...

Dear Linda,
Thanks for stopping by J.Q. Rose's blog and leaving a comment. You are so sweet to do that. Thanks for saying that Joan's Elder Care Guide will help many people. That's why I wrote it. I wanted to help other caregivers so that perhaps things might go easier for them when they had the information inside the book.

Never Give Up

Unknown said...

Congratulation, Joan. I wish you the best with your book. I know it will help many people.

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