Honoring Choices Idaho is now able to offer Idahoans a 15% discount of My Data Diary. My Data Diary allows you to store and manage your personal, household, medical, financial, and legal information for you and your care recipient. The code to use to receive this discount is CHOICES. Go to Honoring Choices to find out more … Continue reading Honoring Choices’s discount on My Data Diary
The National Institute on Aging announced the winners of this year’s NIA Eureka Prize competition. The challenge was for innovators to come up with mobile device apps or web-based methods that could help individuals navigate and coordinate the care of dementia. To read the full article and see what to keep an eye out for, … Continue reading Apps that help coordinate dementia care.
The Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA) is developing a four-year statewide Senior Services Plan and has contracted with Idaho State University to assess Idaho’s needs. This survey is about your experiences with the services and resources in your community that assist older adults with living independently. These are also services and resources that provide older … Continue reading Idaho Commission on Aging’s 4 Year Plan
Although we want to make sure you are aware of your loved one’s rights all year long, we thought you should know about October’s Residents’ Rights Month. The goal of Residents’ Rights Month is to provide education and awareness around the rights individuals have when staying in long-term nursing homes or assisted living facilities; specifically, … Continue reading October is Residents’ Rights Month
Idaho Caregiver Alliance News Brief The Idaho Caregiver Alliance is excited to share some information with you which is why we created an ICA News Brief. Hopefully, your inbox just received it. But, just in case you missed the news, Here is what the brief included. Breaking News: We are excited to announce that Governor … Continue reading Idaho Caregiver Alliance News Brief
Caregivers are out there already taking care of hundreds of thousands of individuals in Idaho every day. It seems as though the need for caregiving services may be catching on. Judith Graham wrote an article, published in the Kaiser Health News, talking about this topic. Although her article discusses the providing of care for the … Continue reading Are they catching on?
A professor at Boise State University and member of the Idaho Caregiver Alliance Leadership team, Sarah Toevs, spoke about Idaho rural communities and Idaho family caregivers during the AARP Livable Communities Rural Livability Workshop. Check out the full article posted in Boise State University’s Boise State News –Sarah Toevs shares best practices for caregivers in … Continue reading The Idaho Caregiver Alliance in BSU News
Created in partnership between the National Alliance for Caregiving and the National Council on Aging, this Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers is a wonderful resource. The guide provides data on falls, reasons for increasing stability and physical fitness, what resources are available for caregivers, and much much more. To access the full document, click … Continue reading A Caregiver Guide for Falls Prevention
In this segment of Shared Caregiving Stories, our very own ICA member Jeannette D. Mayer shares her view of how Andrew Luck’s retirement from the Indianapolis Colts parallels the experiences of being a family caregiver. To read the full posting, of which I highly recommend, click on this link Luck’s Retirement Parallels Military Caregiver.
Traditionally it has been thought that a caregiver is female and 50+ years of age. This is no longer the case. Men now encompass 40% of the family caregivers now providing care. And there are more than 10,000,0000 millennials who have stepped up to the caregiving plate. It’s time we recognize caregivers come in all … Continue reading Male and millennial caregivers