No caregiver wants to see their loved one fall and still, of those 65 and older, one in four falls each year. Although we have the data for our older population, fall prevention and reduction is not just for those 65 and older. As family caregivers, we are always wanting to decrease the chances of … Continue reading No one wants to see their loved one fall
Many times the term caregiver is understood to be caring for someone over the age of 18 with medical, physical, or mental complications. Yet, many young parents are put into a caregiving role when their peers get to parent. Understanding what differentiates a parent from a caregiver helps us gain more understanding and build awareness … Continue reading Difference between parent and a caregiver?
Today is the last day to provide public comments against some proposed rule changes by the Department of Health and Human Services. This rule change would attempt to erase protections that prohibit government-funded programs from discriminating against the people they serve based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and in some cases religion. Examples that … Continue reading Last day to provide public comment
Input is needed to help the Administration for Community Living, the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act build a report to include best practices, resources, and other useful information. “This report will be delivered to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Congress, and the state agencies responsible for carrying … Continue reading Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandkids
If you’ve lived in Idaho even for a short time, you should be aware of the growth and impact housing costs and property taxes have had on residents. As family caregivers, we do not need to add this to our extensive list of worries. Currently, there is a Circuit Breaker program that some individuals can … Continue reading Information Session on Circuit Breaker Program
Are you in need of respite? There are programs scattered around Idaho offering some form of respite service. Check out the current list of programs that are supported in part by grant monies received through the Idaho Commission on Aging from the US Administration of Community Living click on the following link, Respite programs in … Continue reading Are you in need of respite?
Do you manage someone else’s money? Would you like to understand your responsibilities as you manage that money, become aware of scams and potential financial exploitation, and learn where best to turn if you need help? The federal Comsumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of Older Americans, has released four guides to help understand what … Continue reading Managing someone else’s money?
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 Comments
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 Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging
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 The Alzheimer’s Association has helpful classes