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

We need your voice


We need your voice for mental health in Idaho. Federal comment period is open for Idaho’s Institutions of Mental Disease waiver (1115 IMD waiver). Now is the time to show your support for the use of Medicaid reimbursements for mental health and substance abuse treatment. If you’d like to take action through the Close the … Continue reading We need your voice

Advocate at the Capitol for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias


Are you interested in being an advocate at the Idaho State Capitol for Alzheimer’s and other dementias? The Idaho Alzheimer’s Association can help you out with training and even the logding if you are traveling from outside the Treasure Valley. All of this will help gear up for the 2020 Alzheimer’s Advcocacy Day on February … Continue reading Advocate at the Capitol for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Some caregiver tools to help you get through the hard times.


There are times as a caregiver our hearts smile, but then there are times we can feel sad, isolated, and depressed. Being a caregiver tends to inspire ingenuity for finding ways to get through the hard times. In the article, Family caregivers discuss ways to alleviate stress during the holiday season, caregivers suggest some common … Continue reading Some caregiver tools to help you get through the hard times.