2017 - The Year of the Caregiver in Missouri

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.

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.

Preston Moore

Preston Moore

Caregiver of the Month

Preston Moore, 40, gives one simple reason for why he became his mother’s caregiver. "I couldn’t stand to see her cry in the nursing home."

Read more about the Caregiver of the Month for October.

October 1-7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week
When a friend or family member develops a mental health condition, it’s important to know that you’re not alone.  Many Americans have experienced caring for a person with mental illness.  1 in 25 American’s live with a serious Mental Health Disease.  - NAMI

* Year of the Caregiver Flyer*