Elder Abuse in Hispanic Communities

Hispanic Culture The Hispanic and Latino community make up 13% of Idaho’s population. According to the 2020 census, that is a 1.5% increase from 2010. “Hispanic or Latino” refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. People who provide support to … Continue reading Elder Abuse in Hispanic Communities

Tips for New Caregivers

Finding yourself as a caregiver for the first time can be scary. Sometimes it is a gradual change, other times you are thrust into it with no warning. Whatever the situation may be, know that you are not alone. As you go through this journey you will learn what works for you and the loved … Continue reading Tips for New Caregivers

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Living with, or caring for someone, with Alzheimer’s and related dementias can be challenging and rewarding. These progressive disorders will keep you both on your toes as cognitive abilities decline over time. People diagnosed with dementia will begin to have a difficult time remembering things, especially anything to do with numbers like dates and recipes. … Continue reading Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Redefining Your Identity

It begins with a diagnosis, an undetermined future. Families come together and fall into their roles as they help their loved ones through the treatment process. At first, everyone is ready to help, but over time some family members step down from their duties to live their own lives. Often, one person is left to … Continue reading Redefining Your Identity

Protecting Seniors from Scammers

Protecting Seniors from Scammers Imagine, you are sitting on the couch and an unknown number calls you. You answer the phone just to find that it is a robot call telling you that your vehicle warranty is about to expire and you need to speak with a customer service representative to prevent it from expiring. … Continue reading Protecting Seniors from Scammers