Over 50 million people in the United States are unpaid caregivers for a loved one 60 or older. Family caregivers are spouses, adult children, friends, and other relatives. Caregiving is not easy; there are often children in the home, employment responsibilities, and lack of time for the caregiver to take care of themselves.

Services are available through our Family Caregiver Program for individuals who meet one of these requirements:

  • Adult family member or other informal caregiver age 18 and older providing care to an individual 60 years of age and older
  • Adult family member or other informal caregiver age 18 and older providing care to an individual of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
  • Older relative (not a parent) age 55 and older providing care to a child under the age of 18 
  • Older relative (including a parent) age 55 and older providing care to an adult age 18-59 with a disability

Please contact our office if you are in need of a support group, information and resources, caregiver training programs, or in-home services (respite, homemaker, or personal care).

For additional information and virtual support, you can check out these sources:

AARP – Family Caregiving How-To Video Series

Caregiver Organizations
Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving
Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Space
National Alliance for Caregiving
WellMed Charitable Foundation: Caregiver Support
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

LGBT Elder Caregiving
SAGE Rights & Resources

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – Caregiving Resources
Being Patient YouTube Channel: The latest news on Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Research
Hilarity for Charity – Alzheimer’s Advocates
AlzheimersDisease.net: Tips to Prevent Caregiver Burnout
AlzheimersDisease.net: Caregiver’s Role
Social Support Network: MyAlzTeam
Alzheimer’s Association: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center
Advance Directive for Dementia

TED Talks
Caring for the Caregivers
Self-Care for Caregivers
Caregivers Must Be Selfish to Survive
The Hidden Role Informal Caregivers Play in Health Care

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
AARP: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
FosterAdopt Connect: Kinship Navigator Program
Help Guide: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
ACL Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Advisory Council
RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council

Caring for Adults with Disabilities
CDC: Disability and Health Information for Family Caregivers
Missouri Department of Mental Health – Developmental Disabilities
Missouri Department of Mental Health – Mental Illness
AARP: Building a Support System for Adult Children with Disabilities

Additional Resources
Eldercare Resource Center: 5 Ways to Pay Family Members as Caregivers
Open Caregiving Stories and Informational Resources
Missouri DHSS Disaster and Emergency Planning
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
AARP: Caregiver Resource Center
How to Prioritize Self-Care So You Can Be a Better Caregiver
National Center on Elder Abuse
WebMD: Caregiving and Elder Care Directory
The Stressed Out Caregiver
Caregivers’ Social Network
WellMed Charitable Foundation – Caregiver Support
Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need HelpEldercare Locator Consumer PublicationsWISER’S Financial Steps for Caregivers

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