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?

Looking for Resources?

Each state has their own set of resources for caregivers. AARP has created a comprehensive list of the resources available in Idaho. If you are in another state or curious about different organizations utilized in other states, you can view the article at AARP.  Most notably mentioned were the Areas Agencies on Aging. Although “aging” … Continue reading Looking for Resources?

How To Celebrate Mother’s Day with Dementia

Mother’s Day is a fantastic time to show your gratitude and appreciation for mothers and all that they do. However, this can be a difficult holiday to celebrate if your mother has dementia. Home Care Assistance has provided a list of activities to help guide your day and make it special for you and your … Continue reading How To Celebrate Mother’s Day with Dementia

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

According to an article from Harvard Business Review, “77% of caregivers ages 18 to 34 said the pandemic has made them feel more burned out than ever before, compared to 57% of caregivers aged 65 and older.” Clearly burnout and stress rates are increasing. Family caregivers are faced with so many responsibilities. It is important … Continue reading Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

A List of Helpful Podcasts for Caregivers

Podcasts can be a great way to unwind, make housework more enjoyable, or make a daily commute less stressful. The San Diego Tribune has compiled a list of caregiving specific podcasts that share stories from different perspectives. Some are specific to medical conditions of the care recipient, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Others … Continue reading A List of Helpful Podcasts for Caregivers

Are You a Caregiver in a Military Family?

The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs has shared a program by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Family Caregivers. This program is called Operation Family Caregiver. This eight week program was designed years ago, but has been updated to include more recent support tactics. It was made for family caregivers of military veterans, but can help … Continue reading Are You a Caregiver in a Military Family?

Caregiving and Winter Conditions

In recent weeks, cold weather has swept through Idaho, and as our winter continues, so does the cold temperatures and precipitation. For caregivers of any age, this can make the task of caring for your loved one a bit more difficult. Trips to the grocery store, the pharmacy, doctor’s visits, etc., may take longer, as … Continue reading Caregiving and Winter Conditions

Today… You Showed Up

As a family caregiver, worry of not being able to get it all done, to ensure everything and everyone is tended to, can be a daily thought and struggle. The overwhelming sense of coming up short or falling behind can be consuming. We all have feelings like this, but when you are a caregiver to … Continue reading Today… You Showed Up