This program completely changed my caregiving style. It offered so many useful resources that I took advantage of. It also helped me in taking care of myself.
I felt very uncomfortable and grief-stricken over my wife's decline. The intake, evaluation, input, and advice provided by [the Navigator] helped me feel more confident about my decisions.
[This program provided] a low-risk platform to talk about my situation, get beneficial suggestions to cope, and communicate when I need help.
Idaho Caregiver Alliance Blog
- A List of Helpful Podcasts for CaregiversPodcasts 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… Read more »
- Are You a Caregiver That Works Full Time?AARP has released updates regarding being a family caregiver in light of COVID-19 pandemic. They have collected data from nursing homes around the country and shared their findings in this Policy Report. The statistics show that nursing homes have faced staffing shortages, have run out of personal protective equipment (PPE),… Read more »
- Need COVID-19 Information in Spanish?If you have questions about the coronavirus vaccine requirements, registration, or any other inquiries, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Idaho Office of Emergency might be able to help. They provide a phone hotline that addresses COVID-19 related concerns. There are translators available that can speak many different… Read more »