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
- Fall Prevention WeekGuest Author: Becca Casebolt This week is fall prevention week. Fall prevention week is meant to increase awareness about falling and injury prevention in older adults. Caregivers can play a large role in fall prevention for their older care recipients. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries… Read more »
- Caring for People With Mental Health DisordersMental illness is becoming more prominent in our communities. The National Alliance of Mental Illness reports nearly 50 million Americans experience a serious mental health condition every year. That’s 1 in 5 adults. Serious mental health conditions are: Eating Disorders Bipolar Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Major Depression Obsessive Compulsive… Read more »
- Back to School for Caregiving ParentsIt’s that time of the year again! The first day of school. This time of year can be challenging for you and your kiddos. Especially, if it is the first time they are going to school. Children with special needs and developmental disabilities thrive on structure and keeping their schedule.… Read more »