Registration for the Caregiving in Idaho – Lifespan Respite Summit on Thursday, Oct 22 has officially opened. The summit will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Shilo Inn Suites in Idaho Falls and is free with a light breakfast and full lunch provided.
The summit will be held in Idaho Falls to provide an opportunity for caregivers, community leaders, representatives from public, non-profit and private programs, and other community members to explore creating networks of support for caregivers.
Family caregivers are an essential part of Idaho’s health care system, providing uncompensated, often complex, care and support to thousands of disabled and ill family members across the lifespan. Various perspectives are necessary as we work to identify synergies and solutions for family caregiver support.
With the passage of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 24, Idaho’s legislators called for the creation of a caregiver work group to produce a report identifying resources available to Idaho’s caregivers and innovative solutions to identified issues. The results of the summit will guide the work of the caregiver work group developed in response to HCR 24.
The summit is hosted by the Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA), a consortium of state, regional, and local governmental, private, and non-profit organizations and individuals working together to improve community-based support for family caregivers. The ICA is coordinated by the Idaho Commission on Aging in partnership with the Center for the Study of Aging at Boise State University.
To register for this event go to: http://www.arch.memberlodge.org/event-2034893