Missouri’s Caregiver of the Year

two womenDo you know someone who puts their life on hold to care for an ill family member or friend? If so, the Department of Health and Senior Services invites you to nominate that person for Caregiver of the Year. * Year of the Caregiver Flyer*

The department will feature a story and photo of an unpaid caregiver each month. By December, an overall Caregiver of the Year will be selected. Click here for the nomination form and the photo release form. Send both forms, along with a digital photo of the caregiver, to Becca.Coffelt@health.mo.gov.


Caregiver of the Month

Doris Hudgens

April Caregiver of the Month

"A lot of people do not realize how much work goes into caregiving until they are put into the situation. I don’t feel like I’m an expert at this, I just do what feels right, by doing right by my mother."

Read more about the Caregiver of the Month for April

April is Stress Awareness Month. One in three caregivers rate their stress level as high, and half say they have less time to spend with family and friends. ~ AARP
Learn 10 Ways to Deal with Caregiver Stress

2018 Caregivers of the Month


2017 Caregiver of the Year – Nancy Wray

2017 Caregivers of the Month