Channel – Caregiving

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Executors play a pivotal role in estate planning and management, a task that encompasses legal, financial, and emotional challenges. From the immediate aftermath of death, dealing with body disposition and securing property, to the complexities of asset distribution and closing the estate, this talk unpacks the executor’s journey. It highlights the practical steps involved, the potential for family disputes, and the emotional toll on the executor.

Rachel Donnelly

April 2024

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Idaho has tens of thousands of kinship caregivers who take on the role of parenting when the child’s parents are unable to fulfill that role. This can be challenging legally, financially, and emotionally. If you are one of the kinship care providers in Idaho, you are not alone, and help is available.

Charlye Hahn

April 2024

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Physician-informed solutions to care for your family member living with dementia to provide connection and calm.

Dr. Anne Kenny, MD


March 2024

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End-of-Life Doulas of Idaho is an organization that seeks to connect the terminally ill and their families with emotional and practical support. But, we know death isn’t just for the dying… Our Doulas also focus on community education, preplanning, eco conscious practices and grief support. 

Karen Midlo


March 2024

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As the voice for Idaho long-term care residents, the Idaho Long-Term Care Ombudsman program protects the health, safety, welfare, and rights of those residing in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen can investigate complaints and provide interventions on behalf of residents.

Fanny Rodriguez-Melnikovsky

Stephanie Persinger

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Providing support to caregivers through outdoor adventures. Hike 2 Heal provides wilderness respite for caregivers who selflessly provide care through guided hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking trips. Caregivers understand caregiving is tough and the key to balance in caregiving is taking a much-needed break. Take a break, and go to nature to regain balance.

Dan Canfield

Hke 2 Heal
January 2024

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Social Care, including family support programs, is comprised of coordinated activities between our health ministries and community-based organizations to address the social needs of those we serve, colleagues and community members.

Glenda Gonzalez

Saint Alphonsus
December 2023

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When was the last time you enjoyed a good belly laugh? Laughter stimulates circulation, aids muscle relaxation, and improves your immune system. Happy people are more productive and attractive than crabby people. This presentation can teach you how to laugh again and share humor with others.

Elaine Ambrose

Laurie Luke

Grannie on the Move
December 2023

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Are you or a loved one navigating the complexities of managing bills and other financial tasks in your golden years? Join us for an enlightening presentation on the invaluable role of a Daily Money Manager for older adults.

Elizabeth A. Edwards

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70% of Americans age 65+ that will need some type of long-term care in their remaining years. Learn how a long-term care stratgy can help you protect your retirement, protect your family and take control of your future care needs.

Don Azevedo

New York Life
August 2023

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Certified Mediator, Sheldon Forehand, introduces the concept of mediation and explained the role and value of mediation in managing contentious family dynamics in elder care.

Sheldon L. Forehand

Professional Mediator
Forehand Mediation
July 13, 2023

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Bathrooms are the most common place in the house where slips and accidents happen. In fact, 80% of falls at home occur in the bathroom and almost 200,000 Americans receive emergency room treatment for bathroom-related injuries every year. Watch this video to learn about solutions you can consider to improve the safety of the bathroom for yourself, loved ones in your care, and caregivers.

Consuela Marshall, OT

Finding a Foothold
Summer 2023

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This video explains the difference between Personal Care / Home Care, Home Health, Palliative Care and Hospice Care. Learn how these programs are funded and how to successfully engage with these programs as a family caregiver to best support yourself or your loved one.

Nichole Claiborn
Kim Ouwehand

Darra Wray

My Care Companions
April 13, 2023

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Without boundaries, the overwhelm of caregiving can feel like being in the middle of a whirlpool of emotions. Setting, modifying, and reinforcing boundaries can prevent caregiver burnout. This session explores the benefits of boundaries to help family caregivers protect their emotional and physical well-being.

Theresa Wilbanks

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For a person with disabilities, assistive technology makes things possible. Watch this video to learn about assistive technologies that are available to help you or a loved one remove barriers to communication.

Krista Kramer

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Applying for adult disability services can be an overwhelming process. Watch part 1 in this 2 part series to learn more about qualifying conditions or diagnoses, entitlements versus needs-based programs, and the 3 types of benefits available for adults with disabilities.

Mary K. Spears

Support Broker
My Do-DAD
Spring 2023

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When you are applying for adult disability services, it is critical to understand the difference between the Aged & Disabled Waiver and the Developmental Disability Waiver. Watch part 2 in this 2-part series to learn which waiver applies to your situation and what the eligibility criteria and requirements are for each.

Mary K. Spears

Support Broker
My Do-DAD
Spring 2023

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Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Watch this video to learn the 10 warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. If you notice any of them, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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La pérdida de memoria que interrumpe la vida diaria puede ser un síntoma de Alzheimer u otra demencia. El Alzheimer es una enfermedad cerebral que causa una disminución lenta de la memoria, el pensamiento y las habilidades de razonamiento. Mire este video para conocer los 10 signos y síntomas de advertencia de la enfermedad de Alzheimer u otra demencia. Si notas alguno de ellos, no los ignores. Programe una cita con su médico.

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Supporting the cost of aging and caring is a tough challenge in need of collaborative solutions. Watch this recording to learn why long-term care is so expensive and tough to pay for and what personal and public resources may be available to help with the cost of care.

Kimberly Whiter, Ed.D.

Elder Care Solutions
January 12, 2023

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Equipment that assists with day-to-day medical needs is an important component of health and wellness care for many older adults. Learn about the equipment that can be used in your home to support you and add quality to your life. Join us for a discussion on the variety of options available and how to access them.

Kaitlin Larsen
Jeanette Angeletti

Norco
December 6, 2022

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Technology devices are increasingly important to the safety, happiness, and well-being of older adults. Learn about some of the best technology tools to help older adults live their best life and give them the confidence they need to safely use technology devices.

Tina Barnett, CSA

Elderberry Care
November 17, 2022

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Discussing the Future with Aging Parents

For adults with aging family members, the time often comes when you must discuss their future plans with them. Watch this session to learn successful strategies for engaging in these important conversations with your loved ones.

Monica Miller, CSA

CarePatrol of Boise
September 8, 2022

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Workplace Impacts of Caregiving

Watch this session to learn more about the impacts of family caregiving on employees and employers and what employees and employers can do to better support family caregivers in their organization.

Darra Wray

Darin Lindig

HP, Inc. – Disability BIN
August 11, 2022

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Disability Support Documentation Solutions

In the world of healthcare, it is often said “If you didn’t write it down, it didn’t happen.”  If you are you tired of ‘telling’ others how much work you do as a caregiver, join us to learn about the benefits of a more comprehensive approach to documentation.

Mary K. Spears

Qualified Support Broker
My DO-D.A.D.
August 9, 2022

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Responding to Elder Financial Abuse

The financial exploitation of vulnerable adults is a growing problem, and financial abuse can be more difficult to detect than physical abuse or neglect. Learn about the legal tools available to recover property and obtain justice.

Corey R. McCool

Attorney at Law
McCool Law PLLC
July 14, 2022

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Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited.    Join us to learn the signs and types of abuse and what you can do to help protect vulnerable adults.

Alyssa Groen

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Effectively Managing Caregiving Services

In-home care supports can be invaluable in helping to provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Watch this session to learn what you should do to ensure that your caregivers truly understand the needs and preferences of the individual in their care.

Shannon Skidmore

The Key
May 17, 2022

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Trusts, Conservatorships & Fiduciary Responsibility

The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families. Join us to learn about this specialized type of medical care that focuses on providing patients of any age and at any stage of a serious illness with relief from pain, stress, and symptoms.

Paul Seideman, NCG

TrESCo of Idaho
May 5, 2022

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Benefits of Palliative Care

The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families. Join us to learn about this specialized type of medical care that focuses on providing patients of any age and at any stage of a serious illness with relief from pain, stress, and symptoms.

Dr. Jessica Evert, MD

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Medication Management

Medication management is an important part of the overall treatment plan for individuals who take multiple medications leading to better and more cost-effective care. Join us for a pane discussion to learn about tools and services to help you better manage your medication.

Dr. Louise Ye-Liew

Kevin Crumley

Mountain Care Pharmacy
February 28, 2022

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Choosing a retirement community

Finding and understanding senior living options can be overwhelming and confusing. Knowing your options and understanding the difference between independent living, assisted living and memory care will help you navigate the process of finding a new home.

JP Benlian

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Transitioning to Care

Learn about various levels of care you may need as you age, and explore how you can take ownership of the care transition process to ensure the best quality of life possible. 

Stacy Gunnerson

Grannie on the Move
November 19, 2021

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Home for the Holidays

Holiday visits home are a great time to assess the well-being of you loved ones. Attend this session to learn what red flags you should look for when you are with your loved this holiday season.

Dee Childers

Life Changes Elder Care
November 10, 2021

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Winning Strategies for Family Caregiving

Learn how to create a caregiving game plan for your family so you can reach the “finish line” with the best quality of life possible, with family relationships and resources intact. 

Dee Childers

Life Changes Elder Care
October 22, 2021

Darra Wray

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Guardianship & Conservatorship

Learn about these important legal processes that provide protection for adults who can no longer make decisions for themselves

Sean R. Beck, JD

CK Quade Law PLLC
September 17, 2021

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Caregiving in the home

Jessica Trowbridge

ComForCare Boise
July 16, 2021

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An Introduction to Hospice

Mike Briggs

Keystone Hospice
July 29, 2021

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Tools and Technology for Family Caregiving

Dee Childers

Darra Wray

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Community Programs for Caregivers

No matter your caregiving situation, caregiving in any for can be both a joy and a sacrifice. Our goal is to provide caregiver support by identifying the stress factors that impact your quality of life and provide potential solutions, so you can continue to be a support systems for the person in need. 

Tiffany Robb
Chelsea Smith

Idaho Caregiver Alliance
September 17, 2021

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Death Doulas: Changing the Face of Death

This video will introduce you to the role of the Death Doula and how they can help you and your family improve the end-of-life experience.

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Technology for Care

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Technology for Caregivers

Darra Wray

My Data Diary+
November 14, 2020

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