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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. 

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.

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. 

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

The Idaho Caregiver Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on expanding opportunities for respite across the lifespan. The Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA) was established in 2012 with funding from the National Lifespan Respite grant to the Idaho Commission on Aging

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. 

Advance care planning is the process of thinking and talking about future medical decisions and the kind of care you would want if you were too sick to speak for yourself. The best time to make these decisions is when you can choose for yourself and one of the best ways to be sure your wishes are honored is to create an Advance Directive.

The Hotline launched on November 26th, 2012 and handles calls from throughout the state. The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (ISPH) is committed to the prevention of suicide in Idaho. The Hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, linkages to local services, and/or follow-up for persons with potential suicide risk factors, empowering callers to look at options and make their own decisions.

CRISIS PHONE LINE: Call (800) 273-8255 or text (208) 398-4357

Metro Meals on Wheels and its army of volunteers deliver and serve more than 1,500 meals every weekday to senior citizens in Boise and throughout Ada County, and 950 meals every weekend.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Region IV Mobile Crisis Unit provides a 24/7 crisis line and in-person crisis response from 8am to midnight 7 days a week. They facilitate crisis intervention and safe placement, help coordinate behavioral health and substance use disorder services, and provide therapeutic support. Call 208-334-0808 if you or someone you know is experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

Watch this video for an introduction to Your Health Idaho, the Idaho Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange). Your Health Idaho is an online marketplace that allows Idaho families and small businesses to shop, compare, and choose the health insurance coverage that’s right for them. YHI was established following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. 

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