Many times the term caregiver is understood to be caring for someone over the age of 18 with medical, physical, or mental complications. Yet, many young parents are put into a caregiving role when their peers get to parent. Understanding what differentiates a parent from a caregiver helps us gain more understanding and build awareness … Continue reading Difference between parent and a caregiver?
If you care for a child that has been diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), respite is available for you. The Department of Health and Welfare offers resite care vouchers (up to two per 12 month period) for the legal guardians of youth with SED. They’ve partnered with BPA Health who manages these respite vouchers. … Continue reading Caring for Children with Emotional Disturbance
It is no suprise, but last Thursday Molina Healthcare provided the Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA) a donation and said they believe in the mission and work we do. This work could not be done without each and every one of our family caregivers throughout Idaho, you help us get the job done. We are so … Continue reading Molina Healthcare Believes in the ICA
National Family Caregivers Month Proclamation Signing We did it! You did it! Together, we are bringing awareness of family caregivers throughout Idaho. To honor each Idaho family caregiver, Governor Brad Little signed a proclamation recognizing November as National Family Caregivers Month. To see the proclamation click on the image or title of this post.
This past July the Idaho Caregiver Alliance and the Idaho Commission on Aging visited North Idaho to host the Caregiving in Idaho: Lifespan Respite Summit. While we were in Coeur d’Alene, we were embraced by so many lovely individuals who support Idaho’s family caregivers. One of those wonderful organizations was Hospice of North Idaho. To … Continue reading Caregiving in Idaho: Respite Summit