My Family. My Story 2020

The annual My Family. My Story. Art Contest, hosted by 2-1-1 Idaho and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, is coming up! If you are in any way involved in kinship care, this contest provides a platform to share your personalized story. There are prizes available and it is a great way to celebrate … Continue reading My Family. My Story 2020

Planning for the Future with Alzheimer’s?

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you may find this article from the National Institute on Aging helpful. This guide, titled Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer’s, shares tips on how to plan for expenses and changes that come with developing Alzheimer’s. You can find resources connecting to lawyers and … Continue reading Planning for the Future with Alzheimer’s?

Have a Doctor’s Appointment Soon?

Due to COVID-19 regulations within hospitals and primary care clinics, caregivers are being urged to wait outside during the patient’s appointment. This policy presents new challenges, as many caregivers are essential in communication between the patient and provider. In the article, “4 Things to Know When Taking a Loved One to the Doctor During COVID-19”, … Continue reading Have a Doctor’s Appointment Soon?

Have You Taken the 2020 Census?

In the midst of COVID-19, the 2020 Census participation levels have dropped. This is especially true for seniors. Without an accurate count, it is more difficult to receive federal grants and funding for the aging population.  However, there is still time to be counted. The deadline is September 30, 2020 and there are numerous ways … Continue reading Have You Taken the 2020 Census?

Guide for Faith Communities and Mental Illness

The Partnership Center has just released a guide for Faith Communities, Compassion in Action: A Guide for Faith Communities Serving People with Mental Illness and their Caregivers. In this guide, faith communities can learn how to leverage their strengths, connect with caregivers, and consider respite care.