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

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?

Be Careful of COVID-19 Scams

COVID-19 scams have been trending across the country.  Please share these potential scams from The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office with anyone you feel might be at risk.   Diagnosis Testing Scams: Scammers offer fake COVID-19 testing kits, particularly door-to-door. Treatment/Cure Scams: Scammers offer fake or unproven treatment regimens that are particularly dangerous because they … Continue reading Be Careful of COVID-19 Scams

Better Protections for Nursing Facility Residents

This past week, Justice in Aging and 45 other national and state organizations partnered in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting better protections for nursing facility residents during COVID-19. The request included the following six recommendations: Require immediately that nursing facilities disclose whether residents or staff have been infected … Continue reading Better Protections for Nursing Facility Residents