Shelly Drews is CEO and Founder of Help My Senior and has served in the senior industry for more than 25 years. Along with an MBA in Healthcare Management Shelly received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Microbiology from the University of Arizona. Shelly holds a multitude of industry certifications, including a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) Certification, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer® (CADDCT), a Training Certification through International Dementia Expert Teepa Snow in addition to holding a current Certified Assisted Living Manager license with the Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA Board). Over the span of more than two decades Shelly has provided client care management for a non-medical home health care franchise, successfully run numerous memory care facilities, and owned and operated multiple assisted living care homes where the NCIA Board certified her to provide caregiving certifications.
Shelly was the Co-founder of Navigating the Healthcare Puzzle for Dementia and an Aging Population, an initiative which hosted a number of events providing cutting edge information about dementia for industry professionals attracting hundreds of attendees. Most recently she founded the Help My Senior Dementia Series, featuring the top international dementia experts, focused on crusading for a major change in the quality of care provided to the expanding senior population suffering with Dementia.
As a leading dementia expert Shelly is highly sought after and has been asked to speak on multiple radio and television shows in order to education the public. She has a gift of imparting passion to her audiences and focuses on utilizing hands-on, practical techniques in the classroom. As a previous caregiver, client care manager, Emergency Room/Trauma worker, Assisted Living Manager, and family member of someone needing care she is able to relate in a very unique way that few others can.
Shelly is on a fierce and earnest mission to help those in the senior industry through education, encouragement, and by empowering patients, families, caregivers, and senior professionals to implement solutions geared towards creating better everyday lives.