Helping Families Cope and Plan for the Future
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The Greater Missouri Chapter's free Dementia Care Planning Sessions (also called Care Consultations) will provide you with a comprehensive needs assessment and can help to develop an individualized action plan to address unmet needs and link caregivers to chapter services and community resources.
We recommend scheduling a Dementia Care Planning Session any time through the dementia journey. As the disease progresses, you may choose to schedule follow-up consultations to address new concerns.
Due to current concerns around Covid-19, Care Consultations are being offered only by phone or video call and NOT in-person. This is to limit the exposure of the virus to any vulnerable individuals that we might serve.
Schedule a Dementia Care Planning Session
The Alzheimer’s Association can provide a Planning Session over the phone. In these free sessions, you will meet with one of our dementia experts to answer questions about dementia, caregiving, and care planning. We can help you create a plan and connect you to resources that will help support you through this dementia journey. For more information on other programs we provide, call 800.272.3900.
Click here or call 314.801.1414 to schedule a Dementia Care Planning Session.
Before your Session, please fill out the Pre-Meeting Checklist linked below. It will only take about five minutes to complete and will be sent to your Care Consultant to better help them prepare for your meeting. The Pre-Meeting Checklist will provide us with information about your current issues, and concerns so that we can best provide tailored support for your current and future needs.
Click here for the Pre-Meeting Checklist.
Caregiver Relief Program
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter has partnered with Missouri Rural Health Association and Memory Care Home Solutions to deliver the Caregiver Training and Relief Program.
The Customized Caregiver Training Program
provides hands-on training to manage challenging behaviors, learn caregiver strategies, and improve quality time at home. To learn more about this program, contact Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-645-6247.
The Caregiver Relief Program
provides financial assistance to caregivers living with and caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The Caregiver Relief program provides reimbursement to caregivers for expenses related to use of respite care services and/or purchase of products or services required to care for the individual with dementia.
The reimbursement amount of $700 per award period is contingent on eligibility and funding availability. Financial assistance for subsequent award periods is also contingent on continued eligibility and continued program funding. Services paid by Medicare or Medicaid or any other source cannot be reimbursed to the caregiver
- The caregiver must live in the same residence as the care receiver. Persons residing in long-term care communities are ineligible.
- The care receiver must have a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia related to vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Pick’s disease, Lewy Body disease, etc.
- The care receiver’s residence must be in Missouri.
- Caregivers may not be enrolled in both the Customized Caregiver Training Program and the Caregiver Relief Program. Care Receivers may only be in one of the programs.
Enrollment in the program is contingent upon funding availability, and distributed on a first come, first served basis.
How do I apply for the Caregiver Relief Program?
No application is required for this program. Caregivers in need of support should call the 24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900 to request a Respite Care Consultation with a dementia expert who will assess needs and identify various resources to support the caregiver.
Professionals can make an online referral by visiting our website at https://alz.org/greatermissouri/referral
Funding is provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.