SPD Honored for Helping Disabled Veteran

People are people, and when someone, like Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton, step up to ensure that is the case, they deserve to be recognized, said Mark Leeper, executive director of Disability Action Center NW. In recognition of ...

Disabled Vet Secures New Chance for Guide Dog

A local veteran is closer than ever to a positive outcome thanks to the help of Sandpoint resident and advocate, Cecelia Myers. She and Bill Yeager, a disabled vet in desperate need of a service dog, recently received confirmation from Leader Dogs for the Blind of Rochester ...

Nationwide Caregiver Shortage Felt Here

 A new federal labor rule that was heralded as a victory for home health workers has aggravated a severe shortage of caregivers, disrupting care for our most vulnerable residents. Agencies that employ home care workers have to limit hours to avoid paying overtime, because ...

Mobile home park resident encounters surprise costs of moving

Virgil Edwards has labored to make his manufactured home comfortable and attractive. He put long hours into the landscaping and whimsical decor, and figured it was worth something – a few thousand dollars, at least – as he prepared to move on. But Edwards, 66, was ...

Advocates Pursue Guide Dog for Blind Veteran

Although veteran Bill Yeager is still walking solo with the help of his white cane, he may have another chance for a guide dog if advocates Cecilia and Don Myers, and the City of Sandpoint have any say in the matter. In April, Yeager, who is legally blind after suffering a ...

Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Is your website accessible? This is a great question and a great end goal. Web accessibility is mandated in some areas of the world, and everyone should take the time to test their own website for accessibility. Disabilities vary, of course, so the set up for color ...

Kayaking for everyone

Coeur d’Alene Press Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 am By DEVIN HEILMAN/Staff Writer  COEUR d’ALENE — The east side of Tubbs Hill could be the future site of a kayak launch that is accessible to people with disabilities. According to Coeur d’Alene ...

Mental Illness: One of the Unseen Disabilities

Recently my housemate was on crutches after knee surgery. She had a temporary but clear disability, one that all the world could see. I live with major mental illness, a disability that has – at least for now – ended my working career. My disability is unseen but sometimes ...

A Career in Care-Giving

Would you like a career that has on-the-job training, a median salary range of $20,000 a year, and potential job growth rate of 49% to year 2022? Personal Assistants make their clients lives easier and more comfortable and allow them to remain in their own homes. Having a ...

Group says proposed bill would eliminate Idaho’s health care gap

Posted in Moscow/Pullman Daily News: Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:00 am | Updated: 8:16 am, Thu Feb 25, 2016. By Samantha Malott, Daily News staff writer At least 78,000 Idahoans fall within the health care coverage gap, but Christine Tiddens, who works with Close the Gap ...