What would make today a good day for you?


What would make today a good day for you? It is a question that one medical doctor started asking his patients to get to know them. Click here to read the whole story, A Soul Doctor and a Jazz Singer. Although this story is associated with the end of life, the question is one that … Continue reading What would make today a good day for you?

Powerful Tools for Caregivers -New 6-part session to start in February.


A new 6-part session of Powerful Tools for Caregivers will start in February and will be held on Boise State University’s campus. If you would like to learn more check out the attached flyer. Pre-registration is required. To register, email , call 208-947-4281, or go through this link. In this workshop series you will learn to: … Continue reading Powerful Tools for Caregivers -New 6-part session to start in February.

Senior Corps is looking for volunteers


Senior Corps is looking for volunteers who are 55 and older and like working with children. There is a small stipend, assistance with gas mileage, and the satisfaction that you’re making a difference in the life of a child.  If you are interested please email your interest and information to ashoup@jannus.org

Social Security Administration -Open Comment Period


The Social Security Administration is accepting public comments between now and January 17, 2020. This is beneficial to anyone who is receiving disability benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  The Administration is proposing that individuals prove their disability every two years to continue receiving their SSI/disability benefits. To read more about this and submit your … Continue reading Social Security Administration -Open Comment Period

2020 Governor Little’s State of the State Address


On January 6, 2020, Governor Little will hold his State of the State address. During which he will outline his policy priorities and budget recommendations for the 2020 legislative session.   You can watch a live streaming of the address by clicking on the following link, 2020 State of the State.

No caregiver wants to see their loved one fall


No caregiver wants to see their loved one fall and still, of those 65 and older, one in four falls each year. Although we have the data for our older population, fall prevention and reduction is not just for those 65 and older. As family caregivers, we are always wanting to decrease the chances of … Continue reading No caregiver wants to see their loved one fall

Understanding the difference between a parent and a caregiver?


Many times the term caregiver is understood to be caring for someone over the age of 18 with medical, physical, or mental complications. Yet, many young parents are put into a caregiving role when their peers get to parent.  Understanding what differentiates a parent from a caregiver helps us gain more understanding and build awareness … Continue reading Understanding the difference between a parent and a caregiver?

Today is the last day to provide public comment


Today is the last day to provide public comments against some proposed rule changes by the Department of Health and Human Services. This rule change would attempt to erase protections that prohibit government-funded programs from discriminating against the people they serve based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and in some cases religion.  Examples that … Continue reading Today is the last day to provide public comment

Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Input Needed


Input is needed to help the Administration for Community Living, the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act build a report to include best practices, resources, and other useful information. “This report will be delivered to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Congress, and the state agencies responsible for carrying … Continue reading Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Input Needed

Ada County to offer an informational session on the Circuit Breaker Program; make sure your county is involved.


If you’ve lived in Idaho even for a short time, you should be aware of the growth and impact housing costs and property taxes have had on residents. As family caregivers, we do not need to add this to our extensive list of worries. Currently, there is a Circuit Breaker program that some individuals can … Continue reading Ada County to offer an informational session on the Circuit Breaker Program; make sure your county is involved.