A grant by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) targets Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia, with the goal to postpone institutionalized care for dementia-related conditions for individuals 60 years and older. The Customized Caregiver Training & Relief Program (CCTRP), launched in 2007, offers caregivers free care consultations, customized in-home care assessments and training, tools to reduce stress, improve communication, make home safety improvements, and cost reimbursements up to $700 for qualified respite-related expenses.
Eligibility for the Caregiver Relief Program:
- The care receiver must reside in Missouri and live at home with the primary caregiver. Persons residing in long-term care communities are ineligible.
- Participants must start using funds within 45 days of enrollment and must use all available funds before May 31, 2021.