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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.

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

  • Caring For the Caregiver: 5 Self Care TipsCaring For the Caregiver: 5 Self Care Tips
    A New Year has arrived and with each New Year, brings new resolutions, opportunities, and a chance to reset and set new goals.  Here is a quick reminder to ensure you prioritize yourself and include your own self care in your daily task list.   Stretch and Breathe- You don’t have… Read more »
  • Caregiving and Winter ConditionsCaregiving and Winter Conditions
    In recent weeks, cold weather has swept through Idaho, and as our winter continues, so does the cold temperatures and precipitation. For caregivers of any age, this can make the task of caring for your loved one a bit more difficult. Trips to the grocery store, the pharmacy, doctor’s visits,… Read more »
  • The Season of Giving Back to YourselfThe Season of Giving Back to Yourself
    Being a caregiver is stressful enough without the added pressure of the holiday season. Especially during these uncertain times. You most likely have a lot of expectations from your care recipient, your family, or a combination of both. Although you want to make this time special for everyone else, remember… 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