Resources for Family Caregivers

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posted by Ted Ryan on November 27, 2017

November is National Family Caregivers Month – a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. According to the Pew Research Center, there are 40.4 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 and older in the US.

We’ve compiled a list of resources that support family caregivers year round.

AARP Caregiver Resource Center
Tools, work sheets and tips to plan, prepare and succeed as a caregiver for a loved one.

Alzheimer’s Association
Resources, tools and a 24-hour helpline for people with dementia and their families.

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Information and resources for Missouri seniors, including assistance programs, advocacy, services, publications, rules and regulations.

Shepherd’s Center
Local resources, events and volunteer services for area seniors.

St. Louis Area Agency on Aging
Community-based services for older adults in the City of St. Louis. This includes nutritional programs, minor home repair and chore program, memory and aging program and senior transportation. They also provide opportunities for employment, socialization, and volunteering in the community.

Mid-East Area Agency on Aging
Aging information, resources and services for older adults and caregivers living in St. Louis County. This includes extensive aging and disability resource centers, senior activity centers, nutrition services and much more.

National Institute on Aging (NIH Senior Health)
Factsheets about senior issues, conditions and healthy aging. Information can be viewed online or ordered for free.

Caregiver Action Network
Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Tools and resources for family caregivers, including a state-by-state list of services and assistance for families and friends providing care at home.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Information about eligibility and benefits for veterans and their families.

Veterans Administration
Support and services for families caring for veterans.

At SHC, we have the privilege of working with many family caregivers. Our services allow them to take needed breaks to catch up on rest, errands, social lives, or simply enjoy family time free from their constant caregiving duties. 

We are also delighted to offer our free SHC University courses to the community. These classes teach tools and tips to area caregivers who find themselves caring for a loved one.

If you or someone you know would benefit from SHC’s services, please contact us. We’re here to help!

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