Fall Prevention Week

Guest Author: Becca Casebolt This week is fall prevention week.   Fall prevention week is meant to increase awareness about falling and injury prevention in older adults.  Caregivers can play a large role in fall prevention for their older care recipients.  Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults 65 and older. … Continue reading Fall Prevention Week

Caring for People With Mental Health Disorders

Mental illness is becoming more prominent in our communities. The National Alliance of Mental Illness reports nearly 50 million Americans experience a serious mental health condition every year. That’s 1 in 5 adults. Serious mental health conditions are: Eating Disorders Bipolar Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Major Depression Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Severe Anxiety Disorder Some … Continue reading Caring for People With Mental Health Disorders

Back to School for Caregiving Parents

It’s that time of the year again! The first day of school. This time of year can be challenging for you and your kiddos. Especially, if it is the first time they are going to school. Children with special needs and developmental disabilities thrive on structure and keeping their schedule. Now that school is starting, … Continue reading Back to School for Caregiving Parents

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