November is National Family Caregivers Month and it’s a time to honor and address the many challenges that face family caregivers. One in every four Idahoans is an unpaid family caregiver who provides support to parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, children, friends and neighbors. Caregivers are often balancing jobs while caring for others – these ongoing responsibilities can take an emotional and physical toll.
To ensure caregiving doesn’t take a backseat to personal health and wellbeing, the Family Caregiver Navigator provides free, remote resources and support to caregivers throughout the state. Navigators work directly with caregivers to provide connection to critically needed resources, peer support and tools to combat stress and burnout.
For more information, please contact the Family Caregiver Network team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 426-5899.