4/09/2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: 151 G

Educational Session | Improving Memory and Specialty Care


Barbara Huelat


Huelat Davis


E29 - Empowering the Caregiver

Healing environments have long focused on supporting patients on their healing journey.    This presentation presents findings from interviews with caregivers, the core support of the patient.   This often-overlooked volunteer population is responsible for taking care of another person, family or a friend who is sick, frail or disabled.  Caregivers have little or no training, they lack knowledge, skills and other resources to do their task and take on this task out of empathy and care for their loved one.

There are currently 43.5 Million volunteer caregivers which will double by 2020.  Finding support and accesses to recourses is an eminent challenge.  How do we empower future caregivers?

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