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.

Concerning Idaho Medicaid Plus -Do you live in a county that only offers one Health Plan?


Concerning Idaho Medicaid Plus -Do you live in a county that only offers one Health Plan (at this time, Blue Cross)? If so, you will want to become aware of a small amendment that will provide authority to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to passively enroll dual eligible participants in the IMPlus. What … Continue reading Concerning Idaho Medicaid Plus -Do you live in a county that only offers one Health Plan?

Who better to learn from than someone who has gone through it.


Who better to learn from than someone who has gone through it. That is the motto that humans have been following for generations. Sadly not always are people willing to share their caregiving experiences. In the article “When caring for a sick spouse shakes a marriage to the core,” published by Kaiser Health News, the … Continue reading Who better to learn from than someone who has gone through it.

Messaging and Advocacy Training is being offered on February 1st.


Messaging and Advocacy Training is being offered on February 1st. Specifically, to focus on ensuring all supporters of early education are equipped to talk about the importance of high-quality early learning in Idaho. The event is being offered by Idaho AEYC (Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children) and Save the Children Action Network. … Continue reading Messaging and Advocacy Training is being offered on February 1st.

ICA to host To Err is Human, March 10th.


The Idaho Caregiver Alliance, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Aging, invites you to join us for a premiere showing of To Err Is Human in Boise. The event aligns with Patient Safety Awareness Week and will include a reception, presentation of To Err is Human, and a panel discussion with health … Continue reading ICA to host To Err is Human, March 10th.

Check out the Caregiver Tech Tool Finder


Caregiving takes up a lot of our time, checking out the Caregiver Tech Tool Finder might be able to save us a few minutes or hours. This tool, created by the VirginiaNavigator and The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving, hopes that this will help make “caregivers’ lives easier.”  It provides apps for self-care, coordinating … Continue reading Check out the Caregiver Tech Tool Finder

Are you familiar with the Medicaid waivers provided for respite support here in Idaho


Are you familiar with the Medicaid waivers provided for respite support in Idaho? Here is the State-by-State Summary prepared by the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center.  The information for Idaho’s respite support starts on page 85. I find it always useful to see what other states are offering to see how we measure with provided … Continue reading Are you familiar with the Medicaid waivers provided for respite support here in Idaho