Taking care of an aging parent or relative?

Get professional guidance and support from Nurses trained in aging.

“My parents are struggling and I don’t know where to start.”
“I was just diagnosed with diabetes, and I have an operation coming up.”
“Mom has so many caregivers, I can’t keep track.”

How a medically-driven approach improves elder care.

Shelterbelt Care is a different approach to elder services: professional Nurses with formal training in large healthcare systems are at the helm. Their medical expertise and experience opens a window into a person’s health, and reveals where the biggest threats lie.

Welcome to smarter, better care.

I’m Dr. Kathy Johnson— psychologist, gerontologist, caregiver for my 95 year-old mother, and founder of Shelterbelt Care. I am also the founder and former CEO of one of the largest companies in the home care industry—which I operated, expanded and sold over a period of fifteen years.

A few years ago, I moved my Mom from our family home to my home across the country. The most important thing I learned from being responsible for Mom is this: caring for an older adult is too much to tackle on one’s own. It’s hard to know what to do without a background in geriatrics and medicine. The good news—professional nurses stand ready to promote health and support families.


What we do.

We help families care for older relatives or loved ones. We guide our clients through age-related situations that cause emotional or psychological distress. Concerns about medical conditions, cognitive health, medications, housing arrangements, financial obligations, family dynamics, and mortality, are just a few of the complicated concerns we take on.

Our clients are people just like you.​

Most of our clients are aging individuals and their loved ones. We are often contacted by daughters, sons, spouses, and extended family members who find themselves in the new role of caregiver and we create a workable plan for healthy living.

Free consultations.

We are happy to discuss how we might work together and share resources in the community to help you right now. We often meet in-person, on the phone, or Zoom.

Save hours of time and wasted effort.

We tackle a combination of tasks from large (medication management) to small (scheduling appointments). Our responsibilities change depending on your health status. We do all this and more…

Monitor and track health with
in-home visits

Attend medical appointments

Schedule lab tests and follow up on results

Oversee moving in or out of a facility or residence

Mediate between clients and family members

Guidance on complex
cognitive issues

How Nurse Care Managers make a difference in healthspan...

"The most important role of Nurse Care Managers is to act as a liaison between the primary care provider and the patient. They sit in on medical visits, and are a second pair of eyes and ears. "
"I think the best thing about a Nurse Care Manager is having a point person for the patient and the family so now all parties have a face, a name, someone to call with questions or problems."

Covid 19 Policy.
Shelterbelt Care adheres to CDC guidelines on Covid-19. All Nurse Care Managers and staff are fully vaccinated and regularly tested