Caregiving can be extremely challenging at times. There is no one profile of a caregiver, a caregiver’s situation, or the duration of the caregiving experience. Caregiving can range from periodic phone calls and visits, to buying groceries or managing money, to the daily duties of personal care.
Information, training, decision support, respite, problem solving alternatives, and social support are among the things offered as services to caregivers. In Idaho there are several programs to aid caregivers with their responsibilities and challenges.
In-home respite is a service designed to encourage and support efforts of caregivers to maintain functionally or cognitively impaired individuals at home. Paid respite staff and volunteers provide companionship or personal care services, or both, when needed and appropriate for the care recipient and the caregiver.
The Area Agency on Aging holds two support groups at our main office on 935 Lincoln Road for caregivers:
If you would like more information for either of these support groups contact Jodi at 208-522-5391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You don’t have to do it alone! Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an award-winning six week program that has helped thousands of family caregivers. Contact Jodi Stanton – email@example.com – 208-522-5370 ext. #203 for more information or to register for the next class.