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

A true gift for Valentine’s Day

A true gift for Valentine’s Day, is a gift to the 9th Annual Idaho Caregiver Conference. The conference will be held in Boise this Saturday. If you’re still stuck on what to get that wonderful caregiver in your life, this is a great gift that will keep on giving.  To learn more and to register, … Continue reading A true gift for Valentine’s Day

If you are the legal guardian of a youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

If you are the legal guardian of a youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), you might qualify for the Idaho Respite Care Voucher Program. This program helps reimburse the cost of a respite care provider and is ran through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. To learn more, go to BPA Health’s website.  The BPA … Continue reading If you are the legal guardian of a youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

Please be cautious of the imposter phone and email scams

Please be cautious of the imposter phone and email scams. With the US census starting, the political season heating up, and well, just methods of scamming are becoming more refined, government imposter phone and email scams have increased.  Here is an excellent notice released by the Administration for Community Living on January 30, 2020. ACL has partnered … Continue reading Please be cautious of the imposter phone and email scams

Don’t forget to submit your input by February 7, 2020.

Don’t forget to submit your input by February 7, 2020, for the RAISE Family Caregivers Act and/or the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Both of these councils are requesting your input to help them develop goals, objectives, best practices, and recommendations for their initial reports to Congress.  Click here to read more about RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory … Continue reading Don’t forget to submit your input by February 7, 2020.