"Many caregivers -- and their families -- serve in the trenches, daily. caring for loved ones with dementia. Our goal is to acquaint them with this program that is designed to address many of the day-to-day challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias."

MRHA Executive Director Melissa Van Dyne

Caregiving Takes A Village


We are asking for your support in spreading the word about the Customized Caregiver Training and Relief Program (CCTRP). The program is in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Missouri Chapter, Memory Care Home Solutions (MCHS), and the Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA). 

CCTRP, a two-track program, offers caregivers free care consultations, customized in-home care assessments, and training, tools to reduce stress, improve communication, make home safety improvements, and reimburse up to $700 for qualified respite-related expenses, among other free services. 

CCTRP helps caregivers provide the best quality of life possible for their loved ones, struggling with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, while reducing emotional and financial burdens.

Enrollment in the Caregiver Training Program (Track One) begins with a pre-screening call with an MCHS intake specialist as 314.645.6247. 

To enroll in the Caregiver Relief Program (Track Two), contact the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. 

Please share this information on your social networks and with your constituents who could benefit from these services. We appreciate your support spreading the word about this program that is designed to offer caregivers relief, compassion, and additional resources that will truly make a difference.

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Caregiver Training Program delivered by Memory Care Home Solutions

MCHS Grant Manager Candace Schwartzkopf said most caregivers who participate in the training experienced positive, impactful results. According to the data, 80% of caregivers report decreases in stress, 70% improve their ability to understand and manage day-to-day caregiving, 65% of families implement a new dementia care strategy or resource that increases their confidence and dedication, and 75% of individuals with dementia [remain] at home.


Training includes:

  • In-home assessments for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias to identify unmet needs and develop a customized training plan for the caregiver. 
  • Training materials and other resources to help modify activities of daily living (ADLs) in a manner that promotes increased independence for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 
  • Follow-up calls and visits to assess the customized plan, recommend plan adjustments as needed, and provide additional resources if necessary. 
  • Assistive safety devices, when necessary, to help with ADLs and increase the safety and well-being of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 
  • Referrals to other community support services and resources as needed. 

Enrollment begins with a pre-screening call with a MCHS intake specialist, 314.645.6247.

The cost of care is high:

Alzheimer's Association offers financial relief!

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Caregiver Relief Program Delivered by Alzheimer's Association (AA)

As dementia progresses, care costs continue to change. The Alzheimer’s Association (AA) recommends putting financial plans in place at the time of diagnosis to best prepare for the future as insurance may not cover all costs. 


The AA Greater Missouri Chapter’s Caregiver Relief Program includes Care Consultations which take a whole-person, whole-family approach to creating a customized, comprehensive needs assessment. The result is an individualized action plan to address unmet needs and link caregivers with a cadre of resources and community support. The Caregiver Relief Program also reimburses caregivers up to $700 for qualified respite-related services.  

Caregivers are reimbursed for:

  • Assessments and care coordination
  • Adult day care
  • In-home care
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Safety and supportive programs
  • Education programs
  • Counseling services

Reimbursements for a family is capped at $700 per year, per person with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Emergency respite is also available.

Enrollment begins with a call to the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) to set up a Care Consultation. 

Learn More: Watch Previous CCTRP Webinars!


The first webinar in the series features a high-level program overview and provides more information about both CCTRP tracks. Click here to access.

The second webinar gives a deeper look at the program's first track, Caregiver Training Program delivered by Memory Care Home Solutions (MCHS). This webinar provides details about MCHS and their success rates working with caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Click here to access.

During the final webinar, Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter discusses its Care Consultations and how to qualify for up to $700 reimbursement for qualified respite expensesClick here to access.

Help Fight Alzheimer's on The Longest Day

The Longest Day® is the day with the most light - the summer solstice. On June 20, thousands of people across the world will fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through a fundraising activity of their choice to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Support the cause by making a donation or by following on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #TheLongestDay and #ENDALZ.

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