Family Caregiver

Mid-East Area Agency on Aging maintains a strong commitment to wellness of family caregivers who are providing full time care to aging adults and grandchildren.  We strive to improve the quality of life for caregivers, which in-turn allows families to continue providing care for their loved ones as long as possible.  It's essential for family caregivers to recognize their own needs by taking good care of themselves through relaxation, support and renewal.  For over a decade we have remained a constant source of information, resources and advocacy for dedicated caregivers.  

MEAAA Family Caregiver Support Program is provided on a voluntary contribution basis and

can be arranged by contacting an Information and Assistance Specialist.

Services and Programs provided

Options Consulting is a one-on-one assistance to sort through difficult life issues and develop personalized action plans to assist in making informed decisions and obtain support services.

Respite provides in-home flexible assistance or contracted adult day care centers to relieve caregivers allowing them time for personal matters or errands. 

Short-Term Homemaker/Personal Care Service allows assistance of 50 hours during a three month period for emergencies or unusual situations when need cannot be met through normal means.

Durable Medical Equipment and Minor Home Modifications are available to those in need by a small fund when insurance does not cover items like shower chairs, transfer benches, lift chairs, grab bar installation and ramps.

Incontinence Products and Nutritional Supplements: a supplemental stipend is available for purchasing these costly items. 

Supplemental assistance is limited to a lifetime cap per family and availability of funds during a fiscal year budget.  

Additional Resources


St. Louis County


Franklin County


Jefferson County


St. Charles County