Halloween is just around the corner! Here are a few steps you can take to make a more inclusive environment for children with disabilities, sensory issues, or other barriers that prevent a safe halloween experience. Connecting for Kids provides a step by step guide to hosting a Halloween that every child can enjoy. Below are … Continue reading How To: Create An Inclusive Halloween
November is National Family Caregiver’s month and we are joining Caregiver Action Network in asking you to share what it’s like to be a caregiver AND the other roles you play in your life. It can be your profession, another family role, or a hobby – a passion or identity that enriches your life. Some examples: … Continue reading Celebrating #CaregiverAnd for November
In the face of Alzheimer’s or related dementias, there are changes that can occur unexpectedly. When their cognitive function starts to decline, big decisions must be made. This is when power of attorney and other types of conservatorship are often mentioned. However, in the article from US News, the potential challenges behind this process is … Continue reading How To: Prepare for Power of Attorney
As a caregiver, you are no stranger to stress. Taking care of another person often leads to neglecting the needs of oneself. It might seem as if there is no time for stress relief in your busy schedule. However, there are some simple practices that can help alleviate stress in under ten minutes. According … Continue reading Coping With Stress 101
September is Falls Prevention Awareness month. Even a light fall can have heavy impacts on an aging adult. It is imperative to increase awareness for this issue that impacts a large percentage of the aging population. Knowing this, the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging has created an outreach and resources page. An overview of the … Continue reading September is Falls Prevention Month!
Despite a large percentage of Americans being caregivers, there continues to be a lack of support in the workplace. It is difficult to manage caring for a loved one while also being productive at work. This can create both burnt out employees and caregivers simultaneously. In order to combat this overwhelmed workforce, employers need to … Continue reading Does Your Workplace Have Caregiver Support?
As caregivers, you work tirelessly to make your care recipient have the highest quality of life possible. However, it is not uncommon for a caregiver to outlive their care recipient. Unfortunately, the end of life process can be complex. Difficult decisions, as well as intense emotions, are often faced. It is a lot to handle … Continue reading How To Prepare for End of Life
Back to school is underway and summer is coming to an end. As a caregiver to a child, this may look different for your family than for others. Below are some resources to help you navigate the back to school process. How to Advocate: It is important to make your voice heard within the … Continue reading Caring for a Child Getting Ready for School?
With the Delta variant and low vaccination rates within Idaho, coronavirus cases are rising once again. This impacts everyone, but the increased COVID cases are especially relevant to family caregivers. In an article from Oregon Health and Science University, it is acknowledged caregivers face an extreme amount of stress as a result of the pandemic. … Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Caregiving During the Pandemic
In light of the pandemic, it can be difficult to stay in close contact with friends and family. As family caregivers, life might never seem to slow down. However, keeping in contact with loved ones is essential for maintaining a support system. With a strong support system, risk of burnout and emotional exhaustion are lowered. … Continue reading How To Stay In Touch With Friends and Family