Tips For Helping Those Who Refuse Help


The holidays are a time of giving, joy, and helping others. However, what do you do when someone does not want to be helped? This is especially common in aging adults with a “I can do it myself” mentality. Unfortunately, this mindset can prevent loved ones from accepting the help they need. This holiday season, … Continue reading Tips For Helping Those Who Refuse Help

A Caregiver’s Holiday Guide


The holidays are a wonderful time to be with loved ones. The amount of festive and fun activities are endless! However, this can also create added stress on family caregivers. With more responsibilities and people’s time to juggle, the holiday season can become dreaded. Difficult family members step in and have opinions on the way … Continue reading A Caregiver’s Holiday Guide

Kristina Culver #CaregiverAnd Artist


This Caregiver Spotlight features Kristina Culver (45) who is currently a caregiver for her husband, Bill (45). Though not too long ago Bill was in the role of caregiver and it was Kristina who needed support. Kristina and Bill met in their first year of college 28 years ago, having their first daughter shortly after … Continue reading Kristina Culver #CaregiverAnd Artist

Referring Partner Spotlight – Aesha Drozdowski


What is your role at St. Al’s? I am one of the Saint Alphonsous Medical Group’s Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacists. I work within the SAMG 12th Ave Family Medicine clinic in Nampa, ID.  I assist patients, caregivers, staff and providers with medication inquiries, reconciliation and/or access. With a Collaborative Practice Agreement in place, I also have … Continue reading Referring Partner Spotlight – Aesha Drozdowski

Tony Chapa #CaregiverAnd Fisherman


In recognition of November as National Family Caregiver Month, this Caregiver Spotlight is of a man named Tony Chapa (57). For roughly two years now, Tony has been the primary caregiver of his mother Olivia Chapa (83), who is in the late stages of dementia. Tony is a #CaregiverAnd an avid fisherman. Both Tony and … Continue reading Tony Chapa #CaregiverAnd Fisherman

Have You Tried A Caregiving App?


As a caregiver, it is sometimes difficult to ask others for help. This is true even for your closest friends and usual support system. Ianacare is an app that can help. The creators realized the demand of caregiving. This is especially true within personal relationships and working relationships. This provides connection to resources, as well … Continue reading Have You Tried A Caregiving App?

How To: Create An Inclusive Halloween


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

Celebrating #CaregiverAnd for November


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

How To: Prepare for Power of Attorney


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

Coping With Stress 101


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