There is an expected increase of American Indian elders in the near future. With the rise of this population, there is also a rise for a long-term care system that allows elders to remain in their own home and community settings. The National Resource Center on Native American Aging shares a Caregiver Curriculum that focuses … Continue reading Caring for Rural American Indian Elders
By Doreen Marshal, Ph.D. During a pandemic, we may not have the opportunity to grieve those that we have lost the way that we may have wanted to. The circumstances that we are in make grief messier than it already is. If you are experiencing grief during this time of uncertainty, here are some things … Continue reading Managing Grief Through a Pandemic
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released its “VA Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Caregivers.” This guide provides caregivers with resources to help them care for both Veterans and themselves. It’s imperative to seek support in times of need and be able to access these resources easily. Caregivers should also visit the VA’s Caregiver Support … Continue reading New Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Caregivers
As Idaho reopens its economy, it is important that we continue to keep our families and communities safe through the use of face masks. The Idaho State Independent Living Council developed a face mask guide to help individuals identify which face mask is most appropriate for them. Click HERE to view the guide.
Did you know the Alzheimer’s Association has a free 24/7 Helpline available at 800.272.3900, online, or through chat? The helpline is staffed by master-level clinicians and offers translation services in more than 170 languages. The helpline can provide assistance with the following topics: Memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease Medication and treatment options that may … Continue reading Are you Caring for Someone with Dementia?
COVID-19 scams have been trending across the country. Please share these potential scams from The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office with anyone you feel might be at risk. Diagnosis Testing Scams: Scammers offer fake COVID-19 testing kits, particularly door-to-door. Treatment/Cure Scams: Scammers offer fake or unproven treatment regimens that are particularly dangerous because they … Continue reading Be Careful of COVID-19 Scams
This past week, Justice in Aging and 45 other national and state organizations partnered in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting better protections for nursing facility residents during COVID-19. The request included the following six recommendations: Require immediately that nursing facilities disclose whether residents or staff have been infected … Continue reading National and State Organizations are Seeking Better Protections for Nursing Facility Residents During COVID-19
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. 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.
AARP has pulled together some nursing home questions that may be useful during the pandemic, COVID-19. This document also provides information for our Idaho Ombudsman Program.