Entries by Barbara Huelat

Care for the Caregiver

Care for the Caregiver By Barbara Huelat, FASID, AAHID, EDAC Volunteer caregiving is a difficult job that rarely finds its way to resumes. Some survive, many do not. Survivors all have battle scars. They have little or no training, no honors, badges, or metals of honor. They sacrifice out of love. How do we empower […]

Empowering the Caregiver: A Human-Centric Experience

Trending in the world of healthcare – Patient-Centered Care moves to Person-Centered Care. This was the major focus of this year’s annual conference at Planetree. Since the inception of Planetree 40 years ago, Planetree was about the patient experience, making them comfortable and providing satisfaction as it greatly improved outcomes.  This concept has not gone […]

Can Design Mitigate Disruptive Behavior?

Speaking Engagement Environments for the Aging Savannah, Georgia April 23, 2018 “Blame the disease, not the person.”  It is the response we have often heard to deal with disruptive behaviors such as agitation, yelling, hitting or uncooperative behaviors which are linked to dementia.  These behaviors are the disruptions which makes living with the disease so […]

Book Nook: Man’s Search for Meaning

Barbara’s Book Nook “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! I have a love affair with books. Books are my reckless passion in life. They are my friends, my enemies and my lovers; […]

Human – Centric Design

By Barbara Huelat, FASID, AAHID, EDAC “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when creating them.” – Albert Einstein “Does environment impact the human condition?  Can our physical environment influence our health, wellbeing, our creative process or ability to innovate?”  Believing space and places do play a major role […]

Barbara Huelat Develops New Healing Color Palette for LG HI-MACS

LG HI-MACS introduces 15 colors selected by Barbara Huelat for their new Healthcare Collection.  The 15 colors have been found to be the most suitable for healthcare environments.  In addition, the collection tells a story. Garden Stone Collection “The conscious stone to beauty grew” – Emerson Zen Gardens are both peaceful and playful.  These are […]

Barbara National Speaking Engagements

Barbara Huelat presents “Healing Environments for Home Work & Play”  accross the country with Design Arts Seminairs.  It is a 8 hour class with 8 AIA & IDEC CEU’s.  The topic deals with healthy building concepts that can be integrated into all building types.  See Guest Speaking, Lectures & Seminars for full details on the […]

Taking the Pulse of Ambulatory Care

For over 30 years Ambulatory Care Environments have been a major force in patient care delivery.   Today’s drivers of new technology, less invasive procedures, the affordable care act, and consumer demands, are transforming these environments right out of the box. Ambulatory Care delivery is spilling out to diverse places and spaces.  Medical advice is as […]