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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

  • A How to Guide: Caregiver AppsA How to Guide: Caregiver Apps
    Need a little extra help as a caregiver? There are numerous apps available to assist with caregiving responsibilities. AARP has developed a list of helpful apps you can download to your phone, Apple watch, iPad, or any other device. These apps are free to download and easy to use.   … Read more »
  • How To Celebrate Mother’s Day with DementiaHow 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… Read more »
  • Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?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… 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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