Recognizing: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Being a caregiver is never planned. Often, it is injury or illness that causes someone to step into that role. What happens when you have no idea how to care for your loved one? Do you just wing it? Well, do we have a tool for you. The Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes help caregivers … Continue reading Recognizing: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Halloween Tips for Children with Sensory Challenges

TRICK OR TREAT – That time of the year when kids get to dress up in fun costumes and go door to door seeking delicious treats. For most kids, it is so exciting! But for some, it can be overwhelming and scary. With special planning, you can help your child with sensory challenges enjoy Halloween … Continue reading Halloween Tips for Children with Sensory Challenges

Hispanic Heritage Month

This month, the Hispanic community is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15 to October 15. In a state that has seen rapid growth in the Hispanic community, we wanted to recognize our Hispanic caregivers and the communities that they serve. Cultural Values This community thrives on many of its cultural values. We … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month

Fall Prevention Week

Guest Author: Becca Casebolt This week is fall prevention week.   Fall prevention week is meant to increase awareness about falling and injury prevention in older adults.  Caregivers can play a large role in fall prevention for their older care recipients.  Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults 65 and older. … Continue reading Fall Prevention Week

Caring for People With Mental Health Disorders

Mental illness is becoming more prominent in our communities. The National Alliance of Mental Illness reports nearly 50 million Americans experience a serious mental health condition every year. That’s 1 in 5 adults. Serious mental health conditions are: Eating Disorders Bipolar Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Major Depression Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Severe Anxiety Disorder Some … Continue reading Caring for People With Mental Health Disorders

Back to School for Caregiving Parents

It’s that time of the year again! The first day of school. This time of year can be challenging for you and your kiddos. Especially, if it is the first time they are going to school. Children with special needs and developmental disabilities thrive on structure and keeping their schedule. Now that school is starting, … Continue reading Back to School for Caregiving Parents