When current Boise State Public Health major Hailey Merrick found herself single and pregnant at 19 in 2010, many people told her she “couldn’t do it on her own”. This alone would have made many doubt themselves, but not Hailey. “This pushed me harder to be the best mother I could be” she said. 10 … Continue reading Caregiver Spotlight
Our first Caregiver Spotlight, features Barbara (Bobbi) Rogers, who is a caregiver to her 91 year old mother Alice. Bobbi was a high school paraprofessional and special education teacher’s aide for 21 years before taking early retirement three years ago to care for her mom with Alzheimer’s. The biggest challenges of the transition have been … Continue reading Caregiver Spotlight
Feeling stressed? With so much going on—and so many depending on you—it’s normal to feel stressed. Find resources, tips and inspiration for #HowRightNow you can de-stress: HowRightNow.org. #HowRightNow
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.
Thanks to the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you with: Past due utility bills Wood fuel costs Heating system repairs Disconnect/reconnect fees Propane fuel costs Heating system replacements Visit Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho to learn more, see if you qualify, … Continue reading You Might Qualify: The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Age Gracefully America shares their article Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving, written by Darra Wray. In this article you will find tips for managing your loved one’s healthcare, finances, and legacy planning – all from a distance.
Do you have questions about respite? There are many different types of respite, including in- and out-of-home models. The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center shares their publication The ABCs of Respite: A Consumer Guide for Family Caregivers. This guide explores not only the many types of respite, but also how to select the … Continue reading The ABCs of Respite: A Consumer Guide for Family Caregivers
It’s always a good idea to understand your workplace benefits. Your workplace might even offer caregiver specific benefits including flexible work options, counseling and support services, eldercare referrals, or Paid Time Off (PTO) for caregiving. States may also differ in the types of support offered to caregivers by employers. You can learn about these supports … Continue reading Navigating Your Employee Benefits and the Law
Guidance regarding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and the decision to receive respite care is not an easy decision for many families. The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center has released a Family Decision Guide to help families consider risks, benefits, and barriers before making an informed decision on whether or not to receive respite … Continue reading Should You Continue Respite Care?
As many people with disabilities and seniors are spending more time at home to reduce risk of serious or fatal complications from COVID-19, there is an increased need for assistive technologies (AT) to help with every day tasks. AbleData has published a series of blogs focused on AT devices that can help with a variety … Continue reading Assistive Technology: Tools and Tech to Use While at Home