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Family Care Leader, Shirley Edwards Writes the Book on Family Care Planning

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Shirley Edwards, experienced caregiver, daughter and mother, has crossed countless barriers and challenged the system with confidence and success. Her story is one of hope and belief. A hope to make things right for her loved ones and a deep belief in herself.Shirley Edwards, Family Care Leader, patient advocate, system navigation, care planning for caregivers

Professionally, Shirley provides training in system navigation and care planning for caregivers and health care providers.

Shirley has an adult son with disabilities and hydrocephalus and is also responsible for her mother through the powers of attorney for property and personal care.

Shirley has:

  • developed Participating Families, a services information program in the disability field
  • took on her mother’s care while she started a business as a Coach to help people with health challenges
  • created a life care plan using a team approach for her mother’s care
  • created workbook to guide others in creating care plans with and for their own loved ones

Shirley is a boater in Georgian Bay. Her boat is called Balancing Act. She is also a dog lover with the best dog on the planet – a border collie swiss mountain dog cross named Lucky. And she has a husband with a very memorable name – Don Cherry. He claims to be the original, but does not work in hockey. :-)