Shelley Webb

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

  • Shelley Webb - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Nursing
    Shelley Webb answered:

    What is the difference between a DO and an MD?

    The difference between a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) and an MD (Doctor of Medicine) is really a difference in philosophy. While medical doctors (which are based on allopathic medicine) evaluate the disease within their patient in terms of how it affects only certain parts of the body, the...Read More
  • Shelley Webb - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Nursing
    Shelley Webb answered:

    How can meditation help me feel more peaceful?

    Most people are seeking happiness and peace of mind in one way or another. It may be through a spiritual journey, or simply by trying to live a better life. Meditation helps with increasing happiness by going directly to the source of happiness, which can be found in simply being. When you are simply being, there...Read More
  • Shelley Webb - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Nursing
    Shelley Webb answered:

    What should caregivers know about physical abuse of the elderly?

    As a caregiver, you may be providing actual physical care to your loved one or you may be supervising home healthcare providers or staff members in a facility.

    If ANYONE besides you is providing care to your loved one, it is important to examine your loved one for signs of physical abuse.

    The first rule

    ...Read More
  • Shelley Webb - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Nursing
    Shelley Webb answered:

    As a caregiver, how should I talk to healthcare professionals?

    Although healthcare providers may seem rushed at times, their intent is still to help you.

    When attending appointments with your loved one or care recipient, bring a list of questions on something where you can also write the answer given.

    Always bring a list of the care recipient's current medications

    ...Read More
  • Jodie is Jammin'
    Ooops. Sorry I spelled your name incorrectly...
  • Jodie is Jammin'
    Thank you Shelly. They definitely have always had a special place in my heart. :) HUGS to you too. Love what you do as well!!
  • Shelley Webb - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Nursing
    Shelley Webb has posted a blog entry:
    I just got off the phone with a friend of mine and as I hung up, I realized that I had forgotten to tell him several things. They weren’t super im...Full Post
  • Shelley Webb - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Nursing
    Hi Jodie, so nice to meet you here and glad to see that you are so active on the site. I admire that you were involved with elders and love the fact that you have a creative side too. HUGS~* Shelley
  • Jodie is Jammin'
    Hi Shelly, I "stumbled" upon you as I was looking at some questions and answers here on SC and was surprised to learn about the beets and the nitrites that may help memory loss. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing! I got my original degree with a double major in Recreation (emphasis in therapeutics) and Gerentology as I have always had a love for the elderly. We have a lot of needs in that area. I am no longer working in that arena. (When I moved to CA I was disapponted to learn I could not afford to stay in it as the pay was less than than the cost of living.) I became a Massage Therapist instead. 6 years agi my artistic side one over and I became a furniture designer. I would love to do more for the elderly at some point again. They are so deserving. Specifically I would like to address our abandoned... breaks my heart. Going to check out your intentional caregiver link and see what that is about.