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 Loneliness During COVID-19

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 Loneliness During COVID-19

Feeling Burnt 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 Feeling Burnt 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. Art and Expression Contest 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. Art and Expression Contest 2020

How Can You Help Someone with Alzheimer’s Plan for the Future?

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 How Can You Help Someone with Alzheimer’s Plan for the Future?

Does Someone You Care for Have a Doctor’s Appointment Coming Up?

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 Does Someone You Care for Have a Doctor’s Appointment Coming Up?

Have You Taken the 2020 Census?

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?