Sharing Caregiving Stories

Who better to learn from than someone who has gone through it. That is the motto that humans have been following for generations. Sadly not always are people willing to share their caregiving experiences. In the article “When caring for a sick spouse shakes a marriage to the core,” published by Kaiser Health News, the … Continue reading Sharing Caregiving Stories

Interested in Messaging and Advocacy Training?

A helpful training is being offered on February 1st. This training focuses on advocacy and messaging. Specifically, to focus on ensuring all supporters of early education are equipped to talk about the importance of high-quality early learning in Idaho. The event is being offered by Idaho AEYC (Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children) … Continue reading Interested in Messaging and Advocacy Training?

ICA to host To Err is Human

The Idaho Caregiver Alliance, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Aging, invites you to join us for a premiere showing of To Err Is Human in Boise. The event aligns with Patient Safety Awareness Week and will include a reception, presentation of To Err is Human, and a panel discussion with health … Continue reading ICA to host To Err is Human

The Caregiver Tech Tool Finder

Caregiving takes up a lot of our time, checking out the Caregiver Tech Tool Finder might be able to save us a few minutes or hours. This tool, created by the VirginiaNavigator and The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving, hopes that this will help make “caregivers’ lives easier.”  It provides apps for self-care, coordinating … Continue reading The Caregiver Tech Tool Finder

Questions about Medicaid waivers?

Are you familiar with the Medicaid waivers provided for respite support in Idaho? Here is the State-by-State Summary prepared by the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center.  The information for Idaho’s respite support starts on page 85. I find it always useful to see what other states are offering to see how we measure with provided … Continue reading Questions about Medicaid waivers?

We need your voice for mental health

We need your voice for mental health in Idaho. Federal comment period is open for Idaho’s Institutions of Mental Disease waiver (1115 IMD waiver). Now is the time to show your support for the use of Medicaid reimbursements for mental health and substance abuse treatment. If you’d like to take action through the Close the … Continue reading We need your voice for mental health

Advocate at the Capitol for Alzheimer’s

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

Some caregiver tools for hard times.

There are times as a caregiver our hearts smile, but then there are times we can feel sad, isolated, and depressed. Being a caregiver tends to inspire ingenuity for finding ways to get through the hard times. In the article, Family caregivers discuss ways to alleviate stress during the holiday season, caregivers suggest some common … Continue reading Some caregiver tools for hard times.

The Conversation Project

What would make today a good day for you? It is a question that one medical doctor started asking his patients to get to know them. Click here to read the whole story, A Soul Doctor and a Jazz Singer. Although this story is associated with the end of life, the question is one that … Continue reading The Conversation Project

Senior Corps looking for volunteers

Senior Corps is looking for volunteers who are 55 and older and like working with children. There is a small stipend, assistance with gas mileage, and the satisfaction that you’re making a difference in the life of a child.  If you are interested please email your interest and information to