How To: Create An Inclusive Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! Here are a few steps you can take to make a more inclusive environment for children with disabilities, sensory issues, or other barriers that prevent a safe halloween experience. Connecting for Kids provides a step by step guide to hosting a Halloween that every child can enjoy. Below are … Continue reading How To: Create An Inclusive Halloween

Celebrating #CaregiverAnd for November

November is National Family Caregiver’s month and we are joining Caregiver Action Network in asking you to share what it’s like to be a caregiver AND the other roles you play in your life. It can be your profession, another family role, or a hobby – a passion or identity that enriches your life. Some examples: … Continue reading Celebrating #CaregiverAnd for November

How To: Prepare for Power of Attorney

In the face of Alzheimer’s or related dementias, there are changes that can occur unexpectedly. When their cognitive function starts to decline, big decisions must be made. This is when power of attorney and other types of conservatorship are often mentioned. However, in the article from US News, the potential challenges behind this process is … Continue reading How To: Prepare for Power of Attorney

How To Stay In Touch With Friends and Family

In light of the pandemic, it can be difficult to stay in close contact with friends and family. As family caregivers, life might never seem to slow down. However, keeping in contact with loved ones is essential for maintaining a support system. With a strong support system, risk of burnout and emotional exhaustion are lowered. … Continue reading How To Stay In Touch With Friends and Family

How To Guide: Beating the Heat

Treasure Valley is currently under an excessive heat warning. Temperatures are in the high 90s and low 100s. These are dangerous temperatures. Additionally, this type of weather is not usually seen until later in the summer season. The CDC warns against many heat related medical conditions that may arise. According to the CDC, one of … Continue reading How To Guide: Beating the Heat

How to Report Elder Abuse

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 6 seniors experienced elder abuse in 2020. However, many cases go unreported. Please follow the steps below if you know any person 60 years or older that is experiencing some form of abuse. What is Elder Abuse? According to the … Continue reading How to Report Elder Abuse

Want a Break from Bleak News/Media?

Sometimes, staying updated on current events can be draining. The Good News Network provides news that may put a smile on your face. You can visit the website for articles that are funny, heartwarming, or inspiring. Although this is not a primary news source, it can be beneficial to take a break from regular news. … Continue reading Want a Break from Bleak News/Media?

6 Tips for Caregivers: Planning for Retirement

Due to these uncertain times, thinking towards the future can be overwhelming. AgingCare has created an article to help you control what you can. The article is about financial planning as a caregiver. Caregiving can put a financial strain on your family. Because of this, it is important to prioritize your money as a caregiver. … Continue reading 6 Tips for Caregivers: Planning for Retirement

Isolation and Loneliness

Loneliness and caregiving often go hand in hand. And especially now during a pandemic, loneliness and isolation is an undeniable issue, now more than ever. According to Dr. John Cacioppo, University of Chicago psychologist, human beings need a combination of the following 3 elements, to combat the feeling of loneliness:  1.  Intimate connectedness: A feeling … Continue reading Isolation and Loneliness

Caring for Someone Sick With COVID at Home

Caring for someone sick with COVID in the home setting can be stressful. So much information about COVID has been distributed, and it can make us feel overwhelmed and discombobulated, especially trying to care for someone who is actually sick and is considered high-risk. Providing the right support in this situation is necessary for both … Continue reading Caring for Someone Sick With COVID at Home