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6 Tips For Taking Care Of The Caregiver

The last few blogs have focused on caregiving. We have explored “Is caregiving making you sick?” and “3 ways to cope with the stress of caregiving.” In the final blog of this series… as your healthcare advocate, I want to look at six helpful tips to take care of yourself as the caregiver. Currently, one [...]

3 Ways To Cope With The Stress Of Caregiving

In last week’s blog, I asked this question “Is caregiving making you sick?” Many researchers have looked at this issue and it’s very clear that caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s dementia are at a higher risk of developing psychological and physical illnesses as a result of chronic stress of caregiving. The level of burden for [...]

Is Caregiving Making You Sick?

As a Health Advocate, I often have clients confide in me about the stress they are going through as they take care of their aging parents. Discussions focus on the struggles they experience as they try to still work, take care of their family, and spend time as a caregiver. As I began in 2019, [...]

You Get What You Pay For — When It Really Pays To Pay

Let’s start off with the truth – everything has a cost. It has been said that nothing in life is free. So, if you’re given something for free you should question what it really costs you. I am very passionate about this issue because I’m in the business of helping clients navigate the often treacherous [...]

Why You Should Hire Me As Your Health Advocate

For the last 12 years, I’ve been a caregiver to my aging parents. First, for my dad when he was diagnosed with cancer, and later for my mom when she started developing cognitive changes associated with Alzheimer’s. Can you believe that there are over 34 million unpaid caregivers providing care to someone over the age [...]

When Organizing, Your Personal Documents Matter Most

As we start out the new year you may be seeing many television advertisements enticing you to buy more containers for your stuff. The advertisers try to convince you that if you just had more containers you would be more organized. What typically happens to me is that I buy more containers, accumulate more stuff, [...]

Did You Know That You Might Qualify for SNAP?

At Severino Health Advisors we want to ensure that you are aware of the resources that are readily available to you. That’s why we’re sharing this important information and ask that you pass it along! If you or your loved one fall into the “older Pennsylvanian” category… you might be eligible for the state-sponsored Supplemental [...]

How To Keep Your Loved One’s Legacy Alive

If you’re anything like me, you are probably wondering what the new year will bring. Let’s face it, 2018 was a tough one for many people across the world. The were so many losses in the past year and most recently the country mourned the loss of another memorable American figure. As I watched the [...]

Healthcare Advocacy & Loving The Many Hats I Wear

This year I had the opportunity to help a couple move back to Central Pennsylvania. They had moved out of state when they were both in better health. Unfortunately, things changed drastically for the couple when George developed multiple medical conditions that ended up putting George in a wheelchair without the full use of his [...]

Sue’s Favorite Things: You Get A Gift, You Get A Gift, & You Get A Gift!

Every year Oprah Winfrey announces a list of her favorite things for the holidays. Usually, the items on the list are beautiful super-expensive items that make us all think that we need these things too! In fact, this year’s list has 107 items! Do we really need all of this stuff and would our lives [...]