How to Make the Hard Tasks Easier

When you first start caring for a loved one, you might have some expectations about what it will be like. Most people assume that it will be a smooth journey while working together effectively. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. Centers Choice Homecare provides a guide on how to have open communication with those … Continue reading How to Make the Hard Tasks Easier

Getting Ready for Halloween?

Wondering what halloween will look like this year? The Center of Disease Control has created a list of fun and safe activities to celebrate. If you are caring for a child, they may be disappointed that regular trick or treating is not an option this year. Even if you are caring for an adult, it … Continue reading Getting Ready for Halloween?

Do You Qualify for SNAP?

According to the CDC, nutritious food is necessary for a strong immune system. During COVID-19, a well balanced diet might be more difficult to maintain. During times of high stress, nutritious food options are the last priority. Many individuals skip meals or forget to eat during the day. This pattern of behavior can lead to … Continue reading Do You Qualify for SNAP?

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 COVID-19 Loneliness

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

Experiencing Symptoms of Burn 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 Experiencing Symptoms of Burn Out?

Planning for the Future with Alzheimer’s?

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?

Have a Doctor’s Appointment Soon?

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?