ACL Request for Public Comment on Challenges Faced by Caregivers

ACL (Administration for Community Living) and the Family Caregiving Advisory Council is requesting public comments on the challenges faced by family caregivers.  The public comment period is open to individuals as well as organizations who assist family caregivers. The information collected will help with the initial recommendations report to Congress and help the Council plan … Continue reading ACL Request for Public Comment on Challenges Faced by Caregivers

2019 Release of Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging

In partnership, the Eldercare Locator, Administration for Community Living, and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) have released a brochure called Modifying your Home for Healthy Aging. As a caregiver, there are always twenty things on the to-do list. With each passing day, specific tasks, unfortunately, take a back seat to other pressing … Continue reading 2019 Release of Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging

Alzheimer’s Association has released a few lesson modules

The Alzheimer’s Association has released a few modules that are geared towards schools in public health and other related disciplines. That being said, if you are interested in learning more about cognitive health, cognititve impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease you might find these modules interesting and informative.  Currently there are four modules: A public Health Crisis … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Association has released a few lesson modules

1115 Behavioral Health Transformation (IMD) Waiver

1115 Behavioral Health Transformation (IMD) Waiver public comment period has been open and will accept submitted comments through December 24, 2019.  To read the draft language you can go to the Medicaid Expansion homepage of the Department of Health and Welfare or follow this link, Full Draft. Interested parties may submit comments via email or … Continue reading 1115 Behavioral Health Transformation (IMD) Waiver

The Social Security Administration has some new tools for caregivers

The Social Security Administration has some new tools for caregivers. They’ve created a Representative Payee Portal which can help you manage direct deposit, wage reporting, and annual reporting for your beneficiaries. To read more go to the Social Security Administration website and click on New Resources for Individuals Who Provide Care.

How are you measuring up on your caregiver stress?

The holidays are upon us, how are you measuring up on your caregiver stress? There are many stress assessments out there, here is one that the Alzheimer’s Association came up with called 10 symptoms of caregiver stress. This assessment is helpful for caregivers no matter if the loved one they’re taking care of has Alzheimer’s … Continue reading How are you measuring up on your caregiver stress?

If you care for a child who has been diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), respite is here.

If you care for a child that has been diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), respite is available for you. The Department of Health and Welfare offers resite care vouchers (up to two per 12 month period) for the legal guardians of youth with SED. They’ve partnered with BPA Health who manages these respite vouchers. … Continue reading If you care for a child who has been diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), respite is here.

The United Way of Treasure Valley needs your assistance

The United Way of Treasure Valley, in partnership of Saint Alphonsus, needs your assistance. If you live in Ada, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Malheur, Payette, or Washington County please take a moment to fill out this community assessment survey.  The informaiton from this survey will provide a high-level overview of community needs and helps community … Continue reading The United Way of Treasure Valley needs your assistance

Molina Healthcare Believes in the ICA Mission

It is no suprise, but last Thursday Molina Healthcare provided the Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA) a donation and said they believe in the mission and work we do. This work could not be done without each and every one of our family caregivers throughout Idaho, you help us get the job done.  We are so … Continue reading Molina Healthcare Believes in the ICA Mission

Proclamation Signing

National Family Caregivers Month Proclamation Signing We did it! You did it! Together, we are bringing awareness of family caregivers throughout Idaho. To honor each Idaho family caregiver, Governor Brad Little signed a proclamation recognizing November as National Family Caregivers Month. To see the proclamation click on the image or title of this post.