National Family Caregiver Support Program for Older Adults
The National Family Caregiver Support Program assists families and informal (unpaid) caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible. The area agencies on aging (AAAs) provide family caregiver support services such as information to caregivers about available services, assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services, individual counseling, organization of support groups, caregiver training, respite care, and supplemental services, on a limited basis. Supplemental services can include, but are not limited to, home modifications that enable the caregiver to better care for their loved one, medical or incontinence supplies, nutritional supplements, assistive technology, durable medical equipment, and one-time financial assistance.
Eligible Missourians include:
- Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 or older providing care to individuals 60 or older.
- Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 or older providing care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
- Older relatives (not parents) age 55 or older providing care to children under the age of 18.
- Older relatives, including parents, age 55 or older providing care to adults ages 18-59 with disabilities.
Find your local AAA here to learn what National Family Caregiver Support Program assistance is available in your area. You can also call the Missouri Senior Resource Line toll-free at 1-800-235-5503 to be connected with local assistance.
- AARP Family Caregiving Basics
- Alzheimer's Association
- APS Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-392-0210
- Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of the Elderly and Disabled
- Caregiving.com | For Family Caregivers By Family Caregivers
- Eldercare Locator
- United Way 2-1-1
- Make Yourself a Priority, Too: Tips for Caregivers
- Home & Community Based Services
This project was supported, in part by grant number 2201MOOASS, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.