caregivers are often the sole lifeline for an older person in the
community. The support of a family caregiver often means that
older persons can reside in their homes instead of entering a
nursing facility. But, who supports the family caregiver?
Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging does.
is a hard job that requires a tremendous amount of emotional,
physical and mental commitment. No matter how dedicated a
family caregiver is, caring for an older loved one can be
you¡¯re feeling overwhelmed with your care giving duties or even at
the prospect of care giving, you are not alone, and help is
available to you. Your life as a caregiver can be made easier
through a variety of programs and services.
research shows that family caregivers need a lot of assistance,
in the proper way to provide care or administer medications
relief from their responsibilities
with needs that are unique to their own family¡¯s situation
program addresses these needs.
call to our Information and Care Specialist can provide you with the
information you need, and your life as a caregiver can immediately
begin to be less stressful.
learn which services are available in your area and how you might
benefit from them. Our Care Coordinator can meet with you
personally to assess your situation and help you get the services
you need, including financial assistance for the unique needs of
can authorize respite care services that will provide you with
temporary relief from your care responsibilities, and we can direct
you to support groups and care giving training in your area.
if you don¡¯t care for yourself, you can¡¯t take care of your