About the ICA


The Idaho Caregiver Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on expanding opportunities for respite across the lifespan. The Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA) was established in 2012 with funding from the National Lifespan Respite grant to the Idaho Commission on Aging

Our Vision

To serve as the voice, convener, and catalyst for support of unpaid family caregivers across the lifespan.

Our Mission

To advance the well-being of caregivers by promoting collaboration that improves access to quality supports and resources including respite for family caregivers across the lifespan.

Flagship Project

Hispanic all ages familyFamily Caregiver Navigator (FCN) is a free evidence-based stress-reduction program developed by the ICA and Center for Study of Aging at Boise State for informal family caregivers of all ages. We offer options counseling and resource referral with a focus on caregiver wellness.
 
Following an assessment, Navigators build care plans that connect caregivers to other needed services, with a focus on SW Idaho.  Services and resources could include disease education, support groups, respite care, or financial support policies among others.
 
Warm hand-offs and regular follow-ups provide much-needed support for caregivers. Bilingual staff are available to serve caregivers in Spanish and English, or other languages through a translator. A full list of our partners is available on our website. Visit caregivernavigator.org or call 208-426-5899 today.

FCN Mission

The mission of the Family Caregiver Navigator program is to enhance resilience and systems of support by providing person-centered counseling, custom care planning and resource referral to family caregivers across the lifespan. 

 

ICA Action Plan

The Idaho Family Caregiver Action Plan, developed by the Idaho Caregiver Alliance, is based on the perspectives and expertise of caregivers and allies from public and private organizations in Idaho. The aim of the ACTION PLAN is to be proactive; to prevent or delay the need for costly institutional care, maximize independence, and keep families together in their communities. Implementation of the ACTION PLAN will require an investment of resources, but as demonstrated by caregiver initiatives in other states, the effort will yield significant dividends. See attached for the full report and Action Plan Overview.

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Leadership

Whether you’re caring for a young child with disabilities, an adult with a serious illness, or a senior with memory loss, the ICA wants to make sure you have the support you need to provide great care for your loved one. Click on the word 'Leadership' above to learn more about the Idaho Caregiver Alliance Leadership.

ICA Quarterly Membership Meetings

Idaho Caregiver Alliance FAQ

What does the Idaho Caregiver Alliance Do?

The Idaho Caregiver Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on expanding opportunities for respite across the lifespan.  The Idaho Caregiver Alliance was established in 2012 with funding from the National Lifespan Respite grant.

Whether you’re caring for a young child with disabilities, an adult with a serious illness, or a senior with memory loss, the Idaho Caregiver Alliance wants to make sure you have the support you need to provide great care for your loved one.

Does the Idaho Caregiver Alliance provide respite?

No.  The ICA provides linkages to support and respite through this site and the 2-1-1 CareLine

Does the ICA pay for respite?

No.  The ICA does not provide funding for respite care.  However, it is the mission of the Idaho Caregiver Alliance to provide information and links that improve access to respite.