Assistive Technology: Tools and Tech to Use While at Home

As many people with disabilities and seniors are spending more time at home to reduce risk of serious or fatal complications from COVID-19, there is an increased need for assistive technologies (AT) to help with every day tasks.   AbleData has published a series of blogs focused on AT devices that can help with a variety … Continue reading Assistive Technology: Tools and Tech to Use While at Home

Caring for LGBTQ Individuals

If you are a caregiver or provider who is caring for an LGBTQ individual, then these resources are for you. Providers: Remember that even if a client hasn’t openly identified themselves as LGBTQ, you should still work with the premise that you may have or will eventually have LGBTQ clients.  The ICA has identified many … Continue reading Caring for LGBTQ Individuals

Are You a Grandparent or Relative Raising a Child?

According to the U.S. Census, 10,161 of Idaho children live in homes with grandparent householders where grandparents are responsible for them. Of these children, 4,592 have no parents present in the home. The GrandFacts state fact sheet is an excellent resource for grandparents or other relatives who are raising children.  This resource provides not only … Continue reading Are You a Grandparent or Relative Raising a Child?

Choosing a Care Facility – 5 Helpful Tips

There may come a time in your caregiving journey where your loved one may need a facility that provides rehabilitative, restorative, or ongoing skilled nursing care.  Consider these helpful tips from AARP. 1.     Narrow your search, visit in person 2.     Remember infections are not always reported adequately 3.     Discount the ‘Chandelier effect’ 4.     Learn complex … Continue reading Choosing a Care Facility – 5 Helpful Tips

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

Managing Grief Through a Pandemic

By Doreen Marshal, Ph.D. During a pandemic, we may not have the opportunity to grieve those that we have lost the way that we may have wanted to. The circumstances that we are in make grief messier than it already is. If you are experiencing grief during this time of uncertainty, here are some things … Continue reading Managing Grief Through a Pandemic