A short list of some agencies in Idaho that can help guide you through your caregiving journey.
Honoring Choices Idaho provides Idaho specific resources to help process and share our wishes for future medical care and the medical care of those we care for.
Caregiving for a loved one can require additional education. Here are some resources that offer skill building sessions for caregivers and respite providers.
Education is imperative for a respite provider. Not only does training help increase your competency in the care you provide but helps you develop an understanding of the hesitation of seeking out respite that a caregiver might have.
Looking online for diagnosis-specific information can be overwhelming. We’ve created a short diagnosis-specific website list that we hope provides you the information you need.
There are hundres of options for reading material for your family’s specific caregiving needs. We have included a list of some resources to point you in the right direction.
Access to affordable transportation is one of the biggest barriers preventing adults with disabilities from being able to accomplish daily tasks like going to the grocery store, doctor’s appointments, etc. Resources vary by community.
The Family Caregiver Alliance, not to be confused with the Idaho Caregiver Alliance, in partnership with the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, has created a ‘best practice caregiving‘ online database. An online list of proven dementia programs for the family caregiver and organizations assisting in the process of family caregiving. You can filter the programs for the specific dementia diagnosis you’re interested in, and if you’d like a free or fee-based program.
The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center is also a great place to find webinars, trainings, and reports/toolkits.