Help for Independent Living
Getting Help at Home
As we age, many activities of daily living can become more difficult. But many people prefer to stay in their homes rather than move to a residential setting with a full-time staff to help them. Older people may choose to live independently in their homes with the help of support services.
Information for Providers of Home-Based Services
The Department of Health and Senior Services oversees individuals and companies that provide home-based services to older adults and people with disabilities.
Jobs for Seniors
Training and job placement services are available to low-income Missourians age 55 or older.
They can also improve their diets with U.S. Department of Agriculture commodity foods.
Housing, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care
Missouri’s housing guide describes housing options, affordable housing programs and services to help people stay in their homes.
The MO Seniors’ Legal HelpLine provides a phone line and website for seniors to access information and assistance on legal issues. The toll-free number will route a caller to their local Area Agency on Aging where trained staff will provide assistance with information and referrals to legal services when appropriate.
- Adult Day Care
- Adult Protective Services
- Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
- Aging and Disability Resource Center
- Alzheimer’s Safe Return Program
- Caregiver Support (Shared Care)
- Centers for Independent Living
- Home-Delivered Meals
- Medicaid Services
- Missouri Seniors’ Legal HelpLine
- Prescription Drug Plans
- Preventing Falls
- Social Security Administration
- U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services