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Author: Lori Paterno Created: 5/19/2010 12:12 PM RssIcon
What's this blog about? Caregiving is hard work. This blog is designed to help caregivers with insights, practical ideas, and hopefully some humor along the way.
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By Lori Paterno on 5/26/2011 12:53 PM

Like motherhood or making a home, some things are very important – but not recognized by our society as such. Caregiving often falls into this category. It is not only valuable, but I would say it is one of the most honorable activities a human can perform – to care for someone else when we don't have to.

By Lori Paterno on 5/17/2011 11:45 AM

When I was in my 20's and single, I had so much time. Looking back, I envy my younger self and all those open Saturdays when I would wake up and think “Hmm..what should I do today?” I often had the whole day to myself to do whatever I wanted. Did I spend that time wisely? Not as well as I would spend it today.

By Lori Paterno on 5/6/2011 9:40 AM

The World Health Organization released some news last month - chronic conditions are now the leading cause of death worldwide.  This has us all worried, but there is some good news.

By Lori Paterno on 3/6/2011 12:14 PM

So, one of the things I know about as a counselor by trade and as a mother is something called “boundaries.” Simply put, it means defining for yourself what is your job and what is someone else’s responsibility. How do you figure out whether something is your responsibility or someone else's?

By Lori Paterno on 1/19/2011 12:16 PM

Sometimes it is hard to know whether your loved one needs more help.  This is a compilation of lists.  This list is of things to look for to determine whether your loved one needs more help or even intervention.

By Lori Paterno on 11/3/2010 12:32 PM

I found a great resource called the Eldercare Locator.  This is a government site designed to help you find local care for a loved one.  They created a checklist of things to look for.  While we have multiple assessment tools on our own site - I thought this list was terrific and simple as a starting point.

By Lori Paterno on 6/1/2010 9:12 AM

So, healthcare reform is now a reality.  Many of us in the healthcare field are holding our collective breath wondering what exactly this will mean for patients and for professionals.  But, one thing still missing is the notion of self-care.


Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education.

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education. 
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