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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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    As a caregiver, you are no stranger to stress. Taking care of another person often leads to neglecting the needs of oneself. It might seem as if there is no time for stress relief in your busy schedule. However, there are some simple practices that can help alleviate stress in… Read more »
  • September is Falls Prevention Month!September is Falls Prevention Month!
    September is Falls Prevention Awareness month. Even a light fall can have heavy impacts on an aging adult. It is imperative to increase awareness for this issue that impacts a large percentage of the aging population. Knowing this, the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging has created an outreach and resources… Read more »
  • Does Your Workplace Have Caregiver Support?Does Your Workplace Have Caregiver Support?
    Despite a large percentage of Americans being caregivers, there continues to be a lack of support in the workplace. It is difficult to manage caring for a loved one while also being productive at work. This can create both burnt out employees and caregivers simultaneously. In order to combat this… 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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