Bio

"One person caring about another represents life's greatest value." Jim Rohn Shelley Webb is an author, speaker and Geriatric Care Manager. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years with experience in the fields of neonatal intensive care, dialysis and care management. When her father came to live with her in 2005, the advantages of her medical experience became clear. Due to his dementia and congestive heart failure, her father was not able to care for himself alone any longer and so she took over these duties. Having experienced the helplessness, frustration, overwhelm and even loneliness that caregiving can bring, Shelley became passionate about offering encouragement, education and emotional support to all caregivers of aging parents and loved ones. Shelley is founder and director of http://IntentionalCaregiver.com, The Intentional Caregiver.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Author, Founder and Director of The Intentional Caregiver

Location:

  • Coeur d'Alene, ID

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unused medical supplies from American hospitals could improve the safety of surgeries around the world, a new report says.

    Certain large academic U.S. medical centers alone produce about 2 million pounds of surplus medical supplies each year, th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monitoring devices among intensive care patients set off 2.5 million alarms in one month at a U.S. hospital, a new study of "alarm fatigue" shows.

    Alarm fatigue occurs when hospital staff become desensitized to the constant beeps and bleeps of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About half of all U.S. hospital patients receive antibiotics, and these drugs are commonly the ones more likely to promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study found.

    "This is where the bad bugs spread, in the hospitals, becaus...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, a new study finds.

    Researchers at one children's hospital found that preemies gained weight faster, were mor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to emergency room waiting times, patients seeking care at larger urban hospitals are likely to spend more time staring down the clock than those seen at smaller or more rural facilities, new research suggests.

    "The experience of c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are often faced with life-changing events, from the loss of loved ones to health problems.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help older loved ones cope with life changes:

    • Learn more about how people grieve, and understand t
    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are often faced with life-changing events, from the loss of loved ones to health problems.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help older loved ones cope with life changes:

    • Learn more about how people grieve, and understand t
    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds.

    Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkillers previously were sev...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department say there's no evidence that any deaths at a Phoenix VA hospital -- the center of a nationwide scandal -- were caused by delays in care.

    A draft report from the VA's Office of Inspector Gen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The nation's supply of registered nurses has been growing faster than expected, largely because baby boomers in nursing are working longer than ever before, according to a new study.

    Due to both the delayed retirement of experienced nurses and a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics Nursing:

    MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With higher rates of illness but fewer adult children to care for them, many of America's baby boom generation may find themselves unable to pay for the nursing home care they need, a new study warns.

    Already, a growing number of older Americans a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five Medicare patients are victims of medical injuries that often aren't related to their underlying disease or condition, according to new research.

    The injuries included: being given the wrong medication, having an allergic reactio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bloodstream infections -- also known as sepsis -- occur in about 10 percent of hospital patients in the United States but contribute to as many as half of all hospital deaths, a new study says.

    The study was to be present...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients may get the best care when treated in hospital units staffed by highly experienced nurses, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 900,000 patients admitted over four years to U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're in the hospital, keep an eye out for hygiene practices: Health care workers are more likely to wash their hands if patients are asked to monitor them, according to a new study.

    It details an 11-month pilot project at the Family P...Full Article