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

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


Copyright 2016 Aidana Willow-Raven and 4RV Publishing

Copyright 2016 Aidana WillowRaven and 4RV Publishing


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.”

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 Joan’s Elder Care Guide

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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

Other places to find out more about Joan Y. Edwards and Joan’s Elder Care Guide.

Thank you to 4RV Publishing for announcing Joan’s Elder Care Guide:

Thank you to the following people for their Book Blitz Posts introducing Joan’s Elder Care Guide to the world

  1. Catherine H. Armstrong
  2. Janet K. Brown
  3. J.Q. Rose
  4. Kristina Stanley
  5. Linda Andersen
  6. Melanie Robertson-King

Thank you to the following people who did an interview with me on their blogs:

  1. Carol Baldwin “Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder and Giveaway”
  2. Deb Hockenberry Video Interview “Interview with Joan Y. Edwards”
    The Bumpy Road to Writing for Children blog:
  3. Sandra Warren
    “Social Media Extraordinaire-Joan Y. Edwards:”
  4. Megan Vance
    “Interview with Joan Y. Edwards – Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide, Published by 4RV Publishing:”

If you’d like to have me as a guest on your blog, please send me an email at

Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards


Deb Hockenberry’s Video Interview with Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide

The “Deb Hockenberry’s Video Interview with Joan Y. Edwards, Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide”

Thank you to Deb Hockenberry, children’s author, for doing a video interview with me on Google Hangouts and publishing it on your The Bumpy Road to Writing for Children blog:

I hope you’ll watch it and leave a comment on her blog!

Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

J.Q. Rose’s Spotlight on Joan’s Elder Care Guide

It is a great honor to be in the spotlight on J. Q. Rose, Author’s blog, where she explores the worlds of writing, publishing, marketing, and reading! Thank you, J. Q. Rose, for spotlighting my book on your blog. I hope that your readers will enjoy it. I hope that my readers will explore the other great articles on your site.

J.Q. Rose’s “Spotlight on Joan’s Elder Care Guide”

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.

To read more, go to the following link:


Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards


Reblog of Carol Baldwin’s Post: Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder

I am honored that Carol Baldwin, author of Teaching the Story, invited me to be a guest on her blog! Thank you, Carol.

I’m giving away a free 1000 word manuscript, pitch, and query letter critique there. Details are in Carol’s blog!

Reblog of Carol Baldwin’s post: “Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder”

Although I normally feature middle grade or young adult books and authors, every once in a while I find another author whose work I want to share with you. Joan Y. Edwards is a NC author who recently published Joan’s Elder Care Guide drawing from her own life experience caring for her mother, Ethel D. Meyer. It is my privilege to have her answer some questions about her new book.

How did you get the idea for writing the Elder Guide?

To read more, go to the following link:


Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

Reblog: Interview with Joan Y. Edwards, Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide Published by 4RV Publishing by Megan Vance

Reblog: “Interview with Joan Y. Edwards, Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide Published by 4RV Publishing” by Megan Vance

I am so happy for my friend, Joan Y. Edwards. Not only did she help me in my own road to publication, but her first traditionally published book has just hit the market. I cannot wait to read it myself, and will be putting a review out just as soon as I can.

But today I want to interview Joan, and share some of her good tips on writing and her path to publication of Joan’s Elder Care Guide. Joan is the kind of person who always makes you feel encouraged, so I hope this interview will inspire you, whether you are a writer, a caregiver, a nurse, or just happened to stumble upon my blog.

To read more go to the following link:

Thank you, Megan Vance for interviewing me on your blog.

Thanks for reading my blog. I hope it inspires, encourages, and motivates you to believe more in you!
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

Reblog: Social Media Extraordinaire: Joan Y. Edwards by Sandra Warren

Social Media Extraordinaire: Joan Y. Edwards by Sandra Warren

I am very honored that Sandra Warren, author of We Bought A WWII Bomber, asked me many intriguing questions to find out what makes me tick. I hope you’ll read it and leave a comment.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

In an era when a writer’s ability to get published is dependent upon not only having a great manuscript but also their presence on Social Media, one author stands head and shoulders above the rest. Joan Y. Edwards. In a mere seven years time she has managed to rack up over 340,000 reads on her blog and over 1400 followers on Twitter!

How did she do it? She did it by following the Cardinal Rule: HELP OTHERS.

One needs only to click open her blog to find all sorts of helpful tidbits; inspirational thoughts, practical “how to” information for writers, book reviews and author interviews, each blog followed by impressive lists of resources.

To read more of Sandra’s interview and find out what makes me tick, go to


Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

Reblog: “Tips and Tricks – Amazon and The First 30 Days” by Thomas A. Knight

Reblog: “Tips and Tricks – Amazon and The First 30 Days” by Thomas A. Knight

Amazon is a fickle thing. They keep lots of secrets, and play hard to get. But there is little doubt that a good understanding of Amazon’s ways can go a long way toward having a successful book launch. In fact, Amazon has so much control over your success as an author, that you absolutely must take the time to understand how they work, or you’ll only frustrate yourself trying to get your books to move up their ranks.

If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

To read more and learn ideas to help your book launch, go to the following link

Thank you for reading my blog.

Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards


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