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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 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 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.

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

  • Today… You Showed UpToday… 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… Read more »
  • Caregiver SpotlightCaregiver Spotlight
    When current Boise State Public Health major Hailey Merrick found herself single and pregnant at 19 in 2010, many people told her she “couldn’t do it on her own”. This alone would have made many doubt themselves, but not Hailey. “This pushed me harder to be the best mother I… Read more »
  • Caregivers: Members of the Healthcare TeamCaregivers: Members of the Healthcare Team
    As healthcare professionals our number one priority is to our patients. But how do we begin incorporating family caregivers into the health care team, and how do we effectively communicate to all individuals involved? There are a few things we as healthcare professionals need to keep in mind in these… 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