Welcome to the Holiday Progressive Blog Party


Welcome Blog Party visitors!  Thanks for stopping by!

I started my blog The Intentional Caregiver in 2008 when I was caring for my father who had dementia and congestive heart failure. Back then, there weren’t as many resources as there are now so I wanted to share what little knowledge I had on the subject of caregiving.  I had been a nurse for many years but my patients were prematiure and sick babies, so caring for an aging parent was all new to me.  My father passed away in 2009 and then my mother, who is 92, began living with me.  She just moved to an independent living facility in Canada this past week.

We also have a Facebook group that support family caregivers in all situations. If you’d like to join, go to Caregivers Connect.

My gift to you today is a PDF copy of our Mobile Organizer.  I created it when caring for my father and it proved invaluable.  Although I love technology, I found that having a physical binder worked better for us as I could keep important papers in it (receipts, prescriptions, lab orders, etc.) and could hand it over to the nurses or doctor to review.  You can print it out and place in a binder with dividers.  Directions are included.  Just leave me a comment (so that I can capture your e-mail address) and I’ll get it sent out to you. (It may take me a day or two.)

The Intentional Caregiver’s Mobile Organizer:Intentional Caregiver Binder Cover Front-thumb

  • Keeps all caregiving information handy in one transportable binder
  • Lists important contacts
  • Provides for documentation of medical history
  • Keeps track of receipts and claim forms until they are ready to be filed in a permanent spot
  • Makes better use of physician visits by having all information at hand
  • Keeps track of medications, adverse reactions, or possible allergic reactions
  • Provides for a place to document changes in dementia symptomatology
  • Allows respite care providers to leave notes for you or vice versa
  • Contains a calendar section to keep tract of apointments OR mileage and out-of-pocket expenses for tax purposes

Happy holidays!

Post By Shelley Webb (365 Posts)

Shelley Webb is a Registered Nurse and founder of The Intentional Caregiver. She was blessed to have cared for her father in her home for more than 4 years.

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  1. Lillie says:

    Hi, my name is Lillie, I’m a 17 year caregiver to my mom who is 89 and a multiple stroke victim. Prior to caring for my mom I also helped with my dad, who had Dementia and Parkinsons and my paternal grandmother who was 104 and just frail. I have been a member of Caregiving.com since 2009 and have found much of my sanity there! Thank you for participating in the Blog Party.

  2. Hello Shelley!
    It is great to connect with you while we are on the greatest holiday party on the planet! I have always loved the title of your website, “The Intentional Caregiver!” Not to long ago I was conducting a presentation and some one in the audience asked me about being a “Caregiver By Default” meaning that they really did not want to be a Caregiver! We had a good conversation about how and why Caregiving just happens, not by default. I thought of this conversation today when I came to your website!

    Looking forward to receiving your mobile organizer: Thank You! I would love to schedule you for an interview on my radio show “Healing Ties” after the first of the year.

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season and thanks for all the terrific work you do for Caregivers!

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Chris.

    As you know, most of us come into caregiving accidentally, not intentionally. But after listening to a sermon by our pastor about intentional living, it struck me that I needed to be more purposeful about caregiving, thus the name.

    I look forwaard to talking with you about the interview and I hope you’ll enjoy the organizer.


  4. Hi Lillie,

    Nice to meet you. That is a LONG time being a caregiver. I know that Caregiving.com has helped many a caregiver maintain their sanity. It’s a great website.


  5. Glad to meet you via the Holiday Blog Party. Thanks for all your work across generations.

  6. Shelley says:

    Hi Shelley — thank you for participating in the Holiday Progressive Blog party! I care for my husband, who has pancreatic cancer, and I am always on the lookout for new caregiver resources. I have been a member of Caregiving.com for about two years. I am also a member of a CancerCare sponsored online support group for spouses and family members of pan can patients. I also participate on WhatNext.com, the Pancreatic Cancer Forum and the ACOR listserve for pan can.
    I look forward to becoming acquainted with your sight and wish you a happy holiday.
    Another Shelley (aka Hussy on Caregiving.com) 🙂

  7. Marion crombie says:

    Thanks for the Intentional Caregiver’s PDF

  8. Thank you for stopping by, Tim.

  9. Hi Shelley,

    Nice to meet you. You’re very busy! If you’re interested in getting involved with an additional support group, we have one for family caregivers on Facebook. We have over 2000 members now, so there’s a lot of conversation happening. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaregiversConnect/ but don’t feel pressured to join. You have a lot on your plate.

    Happy holidays!

  10. You’re very welcome.

  11. Hi Shelley, I came to visit for the Caregiving Holiday Progressive Blog Party YESTERDAY – but got interrupted (what’s new for caregivers right? 🙂 Or life in general 🙂 ). SOOOO I’m back today to say HELLO -so fun to see you here as well as Facebook. And what a great idea with the organizer. Thank you for sharing it! I hope your winter weather has eased a bit and your heat is staying on! Take care and have a blessed and beautiful Christmas and a joy-filled year to come! 🙂


  12. I am very “late for the party” but am very intrigued about the mobile organizer, and glad to know about your site and the facebook connect as well.

    My very best to you in this holiday season — and thank you for your generosity with us fellow caregivers!

  13. Hi Shelley!!

    I just wanted to thank you so much for participating in our blog party. It was great to have you with us.

    Wishing you and yours a healthy and happy holiday season.

  14. I’d really appreciate a copy of the organizer, if it’s not too late. My mother had a stroke some years ago, and now her “mild cognitive decline” has progressed to the point where I feel I need to be at her house every day to keep tabs on things. I’d like to get better organized about it all in 2016. Thanks in advance!

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