Should Your Family Continue with Respite Care During COVID-19?

Guidance regarding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and the decision to receive respite care is not an easy decision for many families.  The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center has released a Family Decision Guide to help families consider risks, benefits, and barriers before making an informed decision on whether or not to receive respite … Continue reading Should Your Family Continue with Respite Care During COVID-19?

12 Things Everyone Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse

June is world elder abuse awareness month.  The University of Southern California provides many resources on how to take action.  The need to provide respite to caregivers is highlighted in 12 Things Everyone Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse.    Learn the signs of elder abuse and neglect  Talk to friends and family members about how we … Continue reading 12 Things Everyone Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse

10 Tips for Keeping You and Your Loved One Active at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As you work to keep your loved one safe and healthy at home, you may find that you and your loved one’s activities are limited.  AARP shares the following tips: Read and share: Help your loved one pick out a new book – Even more, set-up a virtual book club for your loved one to … Continue reading 10 Tips for Keeping You and Your Loved One Active at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Caring for Rural American Indian Elders

There is an expected increase of American Indian elders in the near future. With the rise of this population, there is also a rise for a long-term care system that allows elders to remain in their own home and community settings. The National Resource Center on Native American Aging shares a Caregiver Curriculum that focuses … Continue reading Caring for Rural American Indian Elders

New Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Caregivers

 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released its “VA Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Caregivers.” This guide provides caregivers with resources to help them care for both Veterans and themselves. It’s imperative to seek support in times of need and be able to access these resources easily. Caregivers should also visit the VA’s Caregiver Support … Continue reading New Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Caregivers

Which Face Mask is Most Appropriate for You and Your Loved One?

As Idaho reopens its economy, it is important that we continue to keep our families and communities safe through the use of face masks. The Idaho State Independent Living Council developed a face mask guide to help individuals identify which face mask is most appropriate for them. Click HERE to view the guide.

Are you Caring for Someone with Dementia?

Did you know the Alzheimer’s Association has a free 24/7 Helpline available at 800.272.3900, online, or through chat?  The helpline is staffed by master-level clinicians and offers translation services in more than 170 languages.  The helpline can provide assistance with the following topics: Memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease Medication and treatment options that may … Continue reading Are you Caring for Someone with Dementia?

Brain Injury Awareness Month -Stakeholder Day in D.C.

Received from Administration for Community Living: Please join the Administration for Community Living (ACL) this March in observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month. ACL will host Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Stakeholder Day on March 3, 2020, and a brown bag lunch during Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill on March 4, 2020. Brain Injury Awareness … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Month -Stakeholder Day in D.C.

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