family caregiving

Drawing With Data In Mind

by Susan Williams.

The digital Atlas CareMap, still in development, is an exciting project aimed at increasing the accessibility and functionality of the traditional CareMap and to collect first-of-its-kind data about our care ecosystems. To build the digital CareMap, Atlas of Caregiving has partnered with Accurat, a data-driven design and research firm. Accurat specializes in building visual narratives…

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5 Ways to Use a Journal to Reduce Caregiver Stress

by Susan Williams.

This piece is presented as part of our partnership with DailyCaring.com. Reduce caregiver stress with journaling For many caregivers, stress is a constant companion. One effective way to reduce caregiver stress is to write in a journal. Getting your thoughts and feelings down on paper and out of your head is surprisingly therapeutic. Studies have…

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10 Ways Caregivers Can Take a Quick Break Right Now

by Susan Williams.

This piece is presented as part of our partnership with Daily Caring.   Caregivers need regular breaks Taking regular breaks is essential for caregiver health. Like they say, caregiving is a marathon (or triathlon) so it’s essential to pace yourself for the long haul. An effective way to pace yourself is to take micro breaks during the…

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Family Caregiving for Cystic Fibrosis

by Susan Williams.

Healthcare systems are products of design. Therefore, improving healthcare systems and their outcomes requires smart, thoughtful decisions about how to improve their design. To do this, we must start with the people whom the systems serve. Atlas of Caregiving’s founder and CEO, Rajiv Mehta, plays an active role in improving healthcare system design through deep…

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Caregiving Begins With Knowledge. What Comes Next?

by Susan Williams.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe An efficient, supportive and understanding caregiving environment is one in which the entire burden doesn’t fall on only one person, but on a team of interconnected individuals. The process of creating such an environment starts with knowing what…

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Atlas CareMaps: One of Many Solutions

by Susan Williams.

The Atlas CareMap is only one of the practical solutions being developed by the Atlas of Caregiving community. Atlas Practical Solutions are research-based tools and teachings for both caregivers and healthcare professionals to better understand and to improve daily caregiving realities. Each solution is based on real-world feedback, aims to inspire action, and begins with…

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Caregiving: Tough Enough for a Man

by Susan Williams.

On a typical day in Silver Spring, Md., Edith Dotson, a wheelchair-bound, Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, can be found receiving care from a local relative. For over six years, Edith has received this care, and when her relative finally let the rest of the family know how stressful it is to care for Edith, a tearful breakdown ensued….

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A Practical Solution: The CareMap

by Susan Williams.

An often overlooked but important role in any caregiving ecosystem is the role filled by family caregivers. Atlas of Caregiving envisions a world where caregiving is valued and supported as fundamental to a healthy society. Its mission is to catalyze a transformative cultural change for family caregiving through innovative research, practical solutions, and rich collaboration….

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Following the Artists of Healthcare: an interview with Susannah Fox

by Susan Williams.

“Celebrate the lone genius as well as the people who are at the kitchen table who are asking over and over how to do something differently.” – Susannah Fox, Atlas of Caregiving’s new Advisory Board member Susannah Fox, former CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Entrepreneur in Residence at Robert…

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