Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot?


Flu season is coming up and will likely overlap with the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC recommends getting a flu shot every year and provides answers to commonly asked questions about the virus. To prepare, an article from Care.com created a list of tasks to be completed before flu season, such as annual checkups, voting, and … Continue reading Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot?

Tips for Navigating Challenging Family Members


Caregivers often face negative feedback from family members that may not fully understand the situation. Especially as we approach the holiday season, navigating family relationships while caregiving can be difficult. An article from Daily Caring provides advice for having those conversations with loved ones and setting boundaries for the holiday season.

Are You Seeking Financial Assistance?


While caring for a loved one, you could encounter more individual costs than you might expect. There are resources for dealing with surprising and seemingly ongoing expenses. The AARP provides a compiled list of costs you might not see coming and how to prepare accordingly. For other information, sign up for the FREE online Hope … Continue reading Are You Seeking Financial Assistance?

Book Ideas for Caregivers


Being a caregiver can sometimes be isolating. It is important to know that although each caregiver is in a unique situation, there are others that have gone through similar experiences. Aging Care provides a list of books related to caregiving ups and downs. These books are a great way to connect to stories of other … Continue reading Book Ideas for Caregivers

Happy National Grandparents Day!


Today is Grandparents Day, an amazing chance to celebrate those so close to our hearts. The role of grandparent is different within every family; for those of you involved in kinship care, your efforts are especially applauded and appreciated. If you are a kinship caregiver, 211 Idaho provides local resources and support for your journey.

Preventing COVID-19 Loneliness


Johns Hopkins Medicine has created a guide to ensure caregivers can give the best care possible during COVID-19. During times like this, social distancing can feel like complete social isolation. Johns Hopkins suggests engaging in scrapbooks, using technology to communicate with others, and other activities that can help fight loneliness.The article is a reminder that … Continue reading Preventing COVID-19 Loneliness

Experiencing Symptoms of Burn Out?


As caregivers, there are a lot of things on your plate. While caring for another person, it is easy to forget how to prioritize yourself. Balancing all aspects of your own life, while caring for another, is extremely difficult. The Area Agency on Aging provides local resources that could give you a well deserved break, … Continue reading Experiencing Symptoms of Burn Out?

Family Caregiver Navigator


We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Family Caregiver Navigator pilot project. Serving families in SW Idaho by telephone, Navigators offer FREE support and resource referral to unpaid or family caregivers. Receive an action plan to address your personal wellbeing and prevent caregiver burnout. This research-based model is shown to reduce caregiver stress. … Continue reading Family Caregiver Navigator

My Family. My Story 2020


The annual My Family. My Story. Art Contest, hosted by 2-1-1 Idaho and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, is coming up! If you are in any way involved in kinship care, this contest provides a platform to share your personalized story. There are prizes available and it is a great way to celebrate … Continue reading My Family. My Story 2020

Planning for the Future with Alzheimer’s?


If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you may find this article from the National Institute on Aging helpful. This guide, titled Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer’s, shares tips on how to plan for expenses and changes that come with developing Alzheimer’s. You can find resources connecting to lawyers and … Continue reading Planning for the Future with Alzheimer’s?