Caregivers play a key role in the lives of older adults. Caregivers include spouses, adult children, other relatives, friends, and neighbors. Nearly one in five adults in the US are providing unpaid care to an adult with health or functional needs.

AAAs can help with information, training, and support for caregivers, as well as respite for caregivers.

Missouri Caregiver Shared Care Tax Credit

The caregiver of an adult age 60+ could be eligible for a $500 Shared Care Tax Credit (SCT). Eligibility require that the caregiver must not receive monetary compensation for providing care for the person. Also, the elderly person cared for must be physically or mentally incapable of living alone; must require assistance with activities of daily living; is not able or allowed to operate a motor vehicle; and does not receive funding through Medicaid.

More SCT information including the Form MO-SCC

Caregiver Resources

AARP – Family Caregiving How-To-Videos

Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver SOS

Help for First-Time Caregivers

ARCH National Respite and Resource Center

LGBT Elder Caregiving – SAGE