CareMap Tutorial

You can learn to draw and use CareMaps by following this series of videos.

The 30-minute “Learn the Basics” section teaches you how to draw CareMaps by hand, and how to learn from CareMaps. The 30-minute “Learn Digital CareMaps” section teaches you how to take advantage of the extra capabilities of the digital tool. Finally, there’s a 3-minute video on “Sharing CareMaps”.

Anyone can draw CareMaps, but those who don’t think of themselves as “caregivers” can find the question “Who do you care for?” confusing. If you think of yourself as a “patient”, or a “care recipient”, or just a “person” (a spouse, a child, a parent, a friend …), you’ll find it helps to read this blog post: Anyone Can Draw CareMaps.

We strongly encourage you to first “Learn the Basics.” After you’re comfortable with the concept, then you can “Learn Digital CareMaps.”

Learn the Basics

There are eight videos, totalling 30 minutes.

Intro to CareMaps (5 min) Get an overview of what CareMaps are, why they’re valuable, and how they can be used.

CareMap Tour (3 min) See CareMaps for several actual families with a wide variety of situations.

Preparing to Draw (2 min) Learn to identify the people and services whom you will be including in your CareMap.

Hand-drawn CareMaps — How to Draw (2 min) Learn how to draw a CareMap by hand.

Hand-drawn CareMaps — example: Fay (3 min) See the creation of a CareMap for Fay, who cares for a mother with dementia, with only a little support from others.

Hand-drawn CareMaps — example: Nadine (3 min) See the creation of a CareMap for Nadine, who cares for a son with a son with diabetes, supported by her husband and friends.

Hand-drawn CareMaps — example: Christi (4 min) See the creation of a CareMap for Christi, who cares for her aging mother-in-law as well as a son with a chronic illness, and also provides long-distance help to her parents living across the country.

Learning from CareMaps (8 min) Learn how to learn from and act upon your CareMap.

Learn Digital CareMaps

There are five videos, totalling 30 mins.

Comparing Hand-drawn and Digital CareMaps (2 min) Discover the respective advantages of the two methods for creating CareMaps. The gist is that drawing by hand is the easiest way to learn, and the digital tool provides more capabilities and flexibility.

Digital CareMaps — How to Draw (3 min) See all the instructional materials, tutorials, and help functions provided within the digital CareMap tool.

Digital CareMaps — example: Fay (7 min) See the creation of a CareMap for Fay, who cares for a mother with dementia, with only a little support from others.

Digital CareMaps — example: Kate (9 min) See the creation of a CareMap for Kate, who cares for a son as well as her overseas parents, along with her siblings.

Digital CareMaps — example: Kate (more details) (7 min) See the use of some of the more powerful features in the digital CareMap tool.

Sharing CareMaps

Sharing CareMaps (3 min) Learn some tips for sharing your CareMap with your family, friends and care professionals, and teaching CareMaps to others.