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
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?
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
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
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?
Due to COVID-19 regulations within hospitals and primary care clinics, caregivers are being urged to wait outside during the patient’s appointment. This policy presents new challenges, as many caregivers are essential in communication between the patient and provider. In the article, “4 Things to Know When Taking a Loved One to the Doctor During COVID-19”, … Continue reading Have a Doctor’s Appointment Soon?
In the midst of COVID-19, the 2020 Census participation levels have dropped. This is especially true for seniors. Without an accurate count, it is more difficult to receive federal grants and funding for the aging population. However, there is still time to be counted. The deadline is September 30, 2020 and there are numerous ways … Continue reading Have You Taken the 2020 Census?
Feeling stressed? With so much going on—and so many depending on you—it’s normal to feel stressed. Find resources, tips and inspiration for #HowRightNow you can de-stress: HowRightNow.org. #HowRightNow
The Partnership Center has just released a guide for Faith Communities, Compassion in Action: A Guide for Faith Communities Serving People with Mental Illness and their Caregivers. In this guide, faith communities can learn how to leverage their strengths, connect with caregivers, and consider respite care.
Thanks to the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you with: Past due utility bills Wood fuel costs Heating system repairs Disconnect/reconnect fees Propane fuel costs Heating system replacements Visit Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho to learn more, see if you qualify, … Continue reading You Might Qualify: The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)