This is the month to celebrate all the connecting, creating, and contributing older Americans do each and every day. Thank you!
AARP released their findings in the new Home Alone Revisited report which built upon the study originally conducted in 2012. This study looks at how family caregivers are managing their specific caregiver tasks. For the full report click on the following link Home Alone Revisited.
Giving yourself credit as a caregiver is important. This article is a great resource for looking at how to better appreciate your good deeds, click on the following link. Agegracefullyamerica.com. Reposted with permission.
The Council on Developmental Disabilities is seeking twenty-five highly motivated and enthusiastic parents of children with developmental disabilities and adults with developmental disabilities to participate in the 2019 class of Idaho Partners in Policymaking. Next session starts in Sept. Preference will be given, but not limited to: If you are interested please follow the link … Continue reading Are you a good advocator?
This 20-minute survey will help provide the Diverse Elder Coalition with updated information to improve tools, resources, and programs meeting the needs of caregivers in LGBT and racial/ethnic communities. To access the survey and find more information on it click on the following link survey. The survey will close on May 10, 2019. Photo credit: … Continue reading Caring for the diverse elder population?
Announcing a new resource for respite in North Idaho! Are you providing care for a child of a family member and in need of a break? The mission of the nonprofit Relatives as Parents located in Post Falls is to help families with limited financial resources access respite care. Please visit their website for more … Continue reading Relatives as Parents: Respite & Resources
The ICA leadership recently received an article via email from a fabulous organization called Daughterhood. Given the current hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it really resonated with the group. We loved this article so much that we wanted to share it with our community as well. Article reposted with permission from Daughterhood.org Original … Continue reading Caregiver’s Holiday Survival Guide
From the Editor: Today’s guest blog is from Dan Canfield, program founder of Hike2Heal, a non-profit respite program coming next year to the Boise area. Reading time: 5 mins. Hike 2 Heal: A New Respite Program As I was applying for jobs during my last year of college, the full time job that I landed … Continue reading Hike 2 Heal with Founder Dan Canfield
Welcome to the Idaho Caregiver Alliance’s (ICA) new website! My name is Ryan Hoffman and I will be updating this blog periodically. I am new to ICA and look forward to using my background in media communication to further the goals of the organization. Check back from time to time for information on resources, local … Continue reading 1st Week Blog Post: What is Respite Care?