Andrea Bendig is the owner and founder of Wellness Strategies Group.
She is a registered nurse with 30 years of experience and began her nursing career after high school with a dream of caring for others.
Nursing is the only career Andrea Bendig knows, making her an advanced and compassionate educator, healthcare navigator, and advocate.
Andrea’s extensive experience includes a Director of Nursing role that focused on geriatric care and dementia care within patient homes and assisted living settings.
In previous professional healthcare roles, Andrea was a recipient of the Mildred Baron Scholarship Award and attended dementia training at the Copper Ridge Institute.
She is a certified trainer for The Virtual Dementia Tour by Second Wind Dreams ®, teaching employees, caregivers, and family members about dementia.
Andrea is a member of the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition, Healthy Aging Group, and the Business Women’s Network.
She lives in Howard County, Maryland and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and two Newfoundland dogs.
Andrea has witnessed countless gaps between the patient and the healthcare system in a complex healthcare world. Her personal and professional experiences led her to create a premier service that bridges the healthcare gap.
In the fall of 2020, Andrea sat in a physician’s office, seated next to her husband. The doctor shared the devastating news that her husband has incurable cancer.
“The physician continued speaking about the disease, treatment options, and the next steps, but I didn’t hear anything he said,” Andrea said.
“There were so many questions that went through my mind. Even as an experienced healthcare professional, I felt lost and confused.”
It is Andrea’s mission to ensure that no one feels alone or unsure of themselves when making critical healthcare decisions.
If you or your family members are feeling lost and or overwhelmed, Andrea Bendig can help you as your personal Healthcare Advocate | Wellness Strategies Group.
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