The Idaho Caregiver Alliance in BSU News

A professor at Boise State University and member of the Idaho Caregiver Alliance Leadership team, Sarah Toevs, spoke about Idaho rural communities and Idaho family caregivers during the AARP Livable Communities Rural Livability Workshop.  Check out the full article posted in Boise State University’s Boise State News –Sarah Toevs shares best practices for caregivers in … Continue reading The Idaho Caregiver Alliance in BSU News

A Caregiver Guide for Falls Prevention

Created in partnership between the National Alliance for Caregiving and the National Council on Aging, this Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers is a wonderful resource. The guide provides data on falls, reasons for increasing stability and physical fitness, what resources are available for caregivers, and much much more.  To access the full document, click … Continue reading A Caregiver Guide for Falls Prevention

Shared Caregiving Stories

In this segment of Shared Caregiving Stories, our very own ICA member Jeannette D. Mayer shares her view of how Andrew Luck’s retirement from the Indianapolis Colts parallels the experiences of being a family caregiver.  To read the full posting, of which I highly recommend, click on this link Luck’s Retirement Parallels Military Caregiver.

Male and millennial caregivers

Traditionally it has been thought that a caregiver is female and 50+ years of age. This is no longer the case. Men now encompass 40% of the family caregivers now providing care. And there are more than 10,000,0000 millennials who have stepped up to the caregiving plate. It’s time we recognize caregivers come in all … Continue reading Male and millennial caregivers

Shared Caregiving Stories

Guest blog by one of Idaho’s caregivers, Jeannette D. Mayer. Stand Closer, It’s Shoter than You Think This age-old joke never gets old. How many of them can you think of? How many of you have some hanging in your bathroom? They all are great to get a giggle. Now to get to the touchy … Continue reading Shared Caregiving Stories