Topic: Dementia Caregiver Support

Problem

Chronic Care Model
Source: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Care givers of elderly patients with dementia face a number of barriers in providing care and assistance to loved ones. These barriers increase when the caregiver lives at a distance. Given the long term and worsening nature of dementia, care givers are often stretched to the breaking point trying to coordinate care for the patient while maintaining their own quality of life.

Tools

In this data-driven era there are many sources of community and healthcare information that can expedite the care process and give hope to caregivers facing fatigue and burnout.

Solution

Teams will be judged on solutions that are viable and relevant to caregivers of elderly in NC.

Objective

The prize winning design will provide personalized solutions that improve the quality of life of caregivers and promote patient care.

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