AARP has released updates regarding being a family caregiver in light of COVID-19 pandemic. They have collected data from nursing homes around the country and shared their findings in this Policy Report. The statistics show that nursing homes have faced staffing shortages, have run out of personal protective equipment (PPE), and suffered more challenges than … Continue reading Are You a Caregiver That Works Full Time?
It’s always a good idea to understand your workplace benefits. Your workplace might even offer caregiver specific benefits including flexible work options, counseling and support services, eldercare referrals, or Paid Time Off (PTO) for caregiving. States may also differ in the types of support offered to caregivers by employers. You can learn about these supports … Continue reading Navigating Your Employee Benefits and the Law
There may come a time in your caregiving journey where your loved one may need a facility that provides rehabilitative, restorative, or ongoing skilled nursing care. Consider these helpful tips from AARP. 1. Narrow your search, visit in person 2. Remember infections are not always reported adequately 3. Discount the ‘Chandelier effect’ 4. Learn complex … Continue reading Choosing a Care Facility – 5 Helpful Tips
As you work to keep your loved one safe and healthy at home, you may find that you and your loved one’s activities are limited. AARP shares the following tips: Read and share: Help your loved one pick out a new book – Even more, set-up a virtual book club for your loved one to … Continue reading 10 Tips for Staying Active During COVID-19
A professor at Boise State University and member of the Idaho Caregiver Alliance Leadership team, Sarah Toevs, spoke about Idaho rural communities and Idaho family caregivers during the AARP Livable Communities Rural Livability Workshop. Check out the full article posted in Boise State University’s Boise State News –Sarah Toevs shares best practices for caregivers in … Continue reading The Idaho Caregiver Alliance in BSU News
Every one of us will experience being a caregiver at some point in our lives. Likewise, some of us will have an opportunity to care for veteran and military service members. To improve your caregiving experience you should certainly have as many usible resources as possible. For instance, AARP has released a great resource, providing … Continue reading Are you a military caregiver?