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We care for caregivers of Idaho.

Did you know 1 in 4 Idahoans

care for someone with a physical, intellectual, cognitive disability, or mental health condition? Research shows that by supporting caregivers, we can also improve the lives of the people they care for. Sponsored by the Idaho Caregiver Alliance, the Family Caregiver Navigator program helps caregivers connect with resources throughout Idaho to improve their quality of life - so they can build a sustainable caregiving plan for the years to come.

We care for caregivers of Idaho.

Did you know 1 in 4 Idahoans is a family caregiver?

If you care for someone with a physical, intellectual, cognitive disability, or mental health condition, you're not alone. Millions of Americans are taking on caregiving duties. Research shows that by supporting caregivers, we can also improve the lives of the people they care for. Our free options counseling and resource referral service is backed by years of caregiver research from the software platform TCare.

Sponsored by the Idaho Caregiver Alliance, the program helps caregivers connect with resources throughout Idaho to improve their quality of life. Caregiver wellness is our priority, and we'll help you build a sustainable caregiving plan for the years to come.

Caregiving Style

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.

More confident

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.

Low-risk platform

[This program provided] a low-risk platform to talk about my situation, get beneficial suggestions to cope, and communicate when I need help.

How it works

Visit the For Caregivers page FAQ to learn more about the process

Contact Us

Call, email or book an appointment to get started, or take the brief screener and we’ll reach out to you. Professionals can submit a referral form that will trigger up to two attempts to contact the caregiver

Meet Your Navigator

The Navigator can answer any of your general questions about the program and our process

Take the Assessment

The Navigator conducts a research-based assessment that helps identify your biggest areas of stress or burden

Make a Plan

The Navigator generates a care plan with outside referrals and together you decide what your priorities are for follow-up

Close the loop

The Navigator works with you until you have successfully connected with the needed resources, and checks back in to adapt your care plan as needed

Idaho Caregiver Alliance Blog

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    Being a caregiver is never planned. Often, it is injury or illness that causes someone to step into that role. What happens when you have no idea how to care for your loved one? Do you just wing it? Well, do we have a tool for you. The Powerful Tools… Read more »
  • Halloween Tips for Children with Sensory ChallengesHalloween Tips for Children with Sensory Challenges
    TRICK OR TREAT – That time of the year when kids get to dress up in fun costumes and go door to door seeking delicious treats. For most kids, it is so exciting! But for some, it can be overwhelming and scary. With special planning, you can help your child… Read more »
  • Compassion FatigueCompassion Fatigue
    We have all heard about caregiver burnout. That moment when you have not focused on your self-care enough and you just need a break (and that’s okay!). What happens when the caregiver continues to ignore their desire for a break? If they continue to push through these challenges they could… Read more »

Quick Caregiver Facts

employed

employed

61%

are employed in the work force

health probs

health probs

1 in 5

say their own health is fair to poor

financial impact

financial impact

45%

have had at least one financial impact

Source: AARP, 2020_infographic-caregiving-in-the-united-states

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