How To: Create An Inclusive Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! Here are a few steps you can take to make a more inclusive environment for children with disabilities, sensory issues, or other barriers that prevent a safe halloween experience. Connecting for Kids provides a step by step guide to hosting a Halloween that every child can enjoy. Below are … Continue reading How To: Create An Inclusive Halloween

How To: Prepare for Power of Attorney

In the face of Alzheimer’s or related dementias, there are changes that can occur unexpectedly. When their cognitive function starts to decline, big decisions must be made. This is when power of attorney and other types of conservatorship are often mentioned. However, in the article from US News, the potential challenges behind this process is … Continue reading How To: Prepare for Power of Attorney

Coping With Stress 101

As a caregiver, you are no stranger to stress. Taking care of another person often leads to neglecting the needs of oneself. It might seem as if there is no time for stress relief in your busy schedule. However, there are some simple practices that can help alleviate stress in under ten minutes.    According … Continue reading Coping With Stress 101

September is Falls Prevention Month!

September is Falls Prevention Awareness month. Even a light fall can have heavy impacts on an aging adult. It is imperative to increase awareness for this issue that impacts a large percentage of the aging population. Knowing this, the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging has created an outreach and resources page. An overview of the … Continue reading September is Falls Prevention Month!

Does Your Workplace Have Caregiver Support?

Despite a large percentage of Americans being caregivers, there continues to be a lack of support in the workplace. It is difficult to manage caring for a loved one while also being productive at work. This can create both burnt out employees and caregivers simultaneously. In order to combat this overwhelmed workforce, employers need to … Continue reading Does Your Workplace Have Caregiver Support?

How To Prepare for End of Life

As caregivers, you work tirelessly to make your care recipient have the highest quality of life possible. However, it is not uncommon for a caregiver to outlive their care recipient. Unfortunately, the end of life process can be complex. Difficult decisions, as well as intense emotions, are often faced. It is a lot to handle … Continue reading How To Prepare for End of Life

Caring for a Child Getting Ready for School?

Back to school is underway and summer is coming to an end. As a caregiver to a child, this may look different for your family than for others. Below are some resources to help you navigate the back to school process.   How to Advocate: It is important to make your voice heard within the … Continue reading Caring for a Child Getting Ready for School?

How To Guide: Beating the Heat

Treasure Valley is currently under an excessive heat warning. Temperatures are in the high 90s and low 100s. These are dangerous temperatures. Additionally, this type of weather is not usually seen until later in the summer season. The CDC warns against many heat related medical conditions that may arise. According to the CDC, one of … Continue reading How To Guide: Beating the Heat

Need Veteran Specific Resources?

Happy Fourth of July! On this day to celebrate independence, we also appreciate the veterans and military personnel that have helped keep that freedom. We recognize the importance of the caregivers who assist these individuals day after day. Veterans often struggle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They also might have a physical or mental … Continue reading Need Veteran Specific Resources?

Want a Break from Bleak News/Media?

Sometimes, staying updated on current events can be draining. The Good News Network provides news that may put a smile on your face. You can visit the website for articles that are funny, heartwarming, or inspiring. Although this is not a primary news source, it can be beneficial to take a break from regular news. … Continue reading Want a Break from Bleak News/Media?