Supporting Military, Veteran, & Family Caregivers During COVID19

Supporting Military, Veteran, & Family Caregivers During COVID19. This checklist/document was shared by AARP Family Caregiving with the hope we can reach even more of our service members, veterans, and their caregivers.  For a printable version click here, checklist.

3 Way to Save Lives and Show the Spread of COVID-19

3 Way to Save Lives and Show the Spread of COVID-19. This document was created and brought to you by the ICA and AARP Idaho. Click here for a printable version.  We are so grateful for the partnerships we have statewide and know we could not do this without you. 

Do you have questions related to adult developmental disability waiver services and COVID-19?

Do you have questions related to adult developmental disability waiver services and COVID-19? On April 17th, at 1 pm MST, Art Evans will be hosting a special Zoom meeting to answer questions from individuals and family members related to Adult DD Waiver Services and COVID-19.  Art Evans is the Developmental Disability Services Bureau Chief with … Continue reading Do you have questions related to adult developmental disability waiver services and COVID-19?

Being able to communicate during an emergency

Being able to communicate during an emergency is vital to helping first responders provide the care necessary and to contact your closest loved ones. And as we are aware, communication comes in many forms, from the spoken word, to ASL, to communication devices. The Institute on Disabilities provides a list of assistive technology that can aid in … Continue reading Being able to communicate during an emergency

Request for Funding of the Lifespan Respite Care Act

Thank you, to our national Members of the House, for sending a bipartisan request for funding of the Lifespan Respite Care Act. Idaho, like many other states, relies upon this kind of support to help alleviate the caregiving burdens many of our family caregivers endure. To read the letter sent, click here. The House also … Continue reading Request for Funding of the Lifespan Respite Care Act

COVID-19 and Caregiving

The Idaho Caregiver Alliance understands that many of you are trying hard to practice social distancing during COVID-19. We also know that some of you cannot. The best we can do with a virus our loved ones nor we have been exposed to, is take as many precautions as possible. We’ve pulled together some great … Continue reading COVID-19 and Caregiving

The Boise Screening of To Err is Human

Tomorrow is the day, the Boise screening of To Err is Human is finally here. This event, being hosted by the Center for the Study of Aging and Idaho Caregiver Alliance, will help bring awareness around medical mistakes and how community awareness can help prevent them. All proceeds will go to the Idaho Caregiver Alliance … Continue reading The Boise Screening of To Err is Human

Do you need financing for assistive technology?

The Idaho Assistive Technology Project sent out information about the Idaho Assistive Technology Alternative Finance Program, which can help by providing low-interest loans.  These loans can help individuals with disabilities and their families purchase assistive technology, increasing independence, and improve quality of life. Read more by clicking here; the link will lead you to the Idaho … Continue reading Do you need financing for assistive technology?

ICA Legislative Lunch is this Wednesday at 11:30 am

ICA Legislative Lunch is this Wednesday at 11:30 AM. Please join us for this opportunity to share your caregiving story and journey with your Idaho Representative or Senator.    Event Details: Wednesday, February 26th at 11:30 AM. 1st Floor of the Rotunda, Idaho State Capitol, Boise, ID. Please RSVP to help us with a headcount … Continue reading ICA Legislative Lunch is this Wednesday at 11:30 am