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

Should Your Family Continue with Respite Care During COVID-19?

Guidance regarding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and the decision to receive respite care is not an easy decision for many families.  The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center has released a Family Decision Guide to help families consider risks, benefits, and barriers before making an informed decision on whether or not to receive respite … Continue reading Should Your Family Continue with Respite Care During COVID-19?

Which Face Mask is Most Appropriate for You and Your Loved One?

As Idaho reopens its economy, it is important that we continue to keep our families and communities safe through the use of face masks. The Idaho State Independent Living Council developed a face mask guide to help individuals identify which face mask is most appropriate for them. Click HERE to view the guide.

Be Careful of COVID-19 Scams

COVID-19 scams have been trending across the country.  Please share these potential scams from The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office with anyone you feel might be at risk.   Diagnosis Testing Scams: Scammers offer fake COVID-19 testing kits, particularly door-to-door. Treatment/Cure Scams: Scammers offer fake or unproven treatment regimens that are particularly dangerous because they … Continue reading Be Careful of COVID-19 Scams

National and State Organizations are Seeking Better Protections for Nursing Facility Residents During COVID-19

This past week, Justice in Aging and 45 other national and state organizations partnered in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting better protections for nursing facility residents during COVID-19. The request included the following six recommendations: Require immediately that nursing facilities disclose whether residents or staff have been infected … Continue reading National and State Organizations are Seeking Better Protections for Nursing Facility Residents During COVID-19

Do you have questions related to adult developmental disability waiver services and COVID-19?

Do you have questions related to adult developmental disability waiver services and COVID-19? On April 17th, at 1 pm MST, Art Evans will be hosting a special Zoom meeting to answer questions from individuals and family members related to Adult DD Waiver Services and COVID-19.  Art Evans is the Developmental Disability Services Bureau Chief with … Continue reading Do you have questions related to adult developmental disability waiver services and COVID-19?

Weekly live Cornonvirus tele-town hall hosted by AARP

Each Thursday, AARP will be hosting a telephonic town hall meeting where government experts will answer your questions and concerns with regards to COVID-19 or Cornonovirus. Each Thursday, AARP will be hosting a telephonic town hall meeting where government experts will answer your questions and concerns with regards to COVID-19 or Cornonovirus. Weekly live Cornonvirus … Continue reading Weekly live Cornonvirus tele-town hall hosted by AARP

COVID-19 and Caregiving

The Idaho Caregiver Alliance understands that many of you are trying hard to practice social distancing during COVID-19. We also know that some of you cannot. The best we can do with a virus our loved ones nor we have been exposed to, is take as many precautions as possible. We’ve pulled together some great … Continue reading COVID-19 and Caregiving