Every November, Boise State recognizes employees and students who care for others during National Caregivers Month. While caregiving is often rewarding, many caregivers experience emotional, physical and financial tolls as they balance work and school responsibilities. Coordinated university support services for caregivers can help reduce depression, anxiety and stress.
Support for caregivers
- The Family Caregiver Navigator, a project of the Idaho Caregiver Alliance and the Center for the Study of Aging provides free, remote and low-barrier resource referral and care planning resources available for all caregivers in Idaho, including university staff and students.
- The University Health Services’ Counseling Services team provides individual and group counseling.
- The Employee Assistance Program provides free, confidential short-term counseling services to eligible employees and their families.
- The Dean of Students’ Student Outreach and Assistance Program provides support services for students.
Social media channels
To follow caregiving social media channels, connect to @FamilyCaregiverNavigator or @IdahoCaregiver Alliance on Instagram, and the Idaho Caregiver Alliance on Facebook. Use #CaregiversAsCareChampions campaign to show support for caregivers.