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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Death and Taxes!

Benjamin Franklin was famous for saying “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If we can’t escape death, then why do we cringe when asked if we have planned for our final ending? On Valentine’s Day, 2007, my father passed away during a record-breaking snow and ice storm. [...]

Have you ever considered a retirement community?

A few weeks ago I wrote about meeting with a new client who lived in a continuing care retirement community. She selected this type of living community because her husband had passed away, she doesn’t have any children, and she doesn’t want to be a burden to her remaining nieces and nephews if her health [...]

Are you going home for the holidays?

As we approach the holiday season, many adult children are planning on taking some time to visit their parents. Although these visits usually involve a large family meal and celebration, it is also a good time to see how well your parents are aging. If your mom or dad had a sudden serious illness, life-threatening [...]

Aging Alone: How To Plan For Your Future Medical Care

Ask yourself these questions… do you live alone? Are you among the 22% of people in the US who are 65 and older? If you answered YES, then you just might be in the “elder orphan” category. An elder orphan is described as an older individual without a spouse or children to depend on in [...]

Sharing The Love: Tips For Siblings Caring For Aging Parents

Are you overwhelmed with the challenge of caring for your aging parents while raising a family while your younger brother Joe, who happens to be single, hasn’t offered to help? Well, you’re not alone, and here’s why. Cultural norms have lead to the expectation that women should shoulder the majority of caregiving responsibilities. For example, [...]