Information and Referral
Not sure where to start? Advocates are available to help you develop a care plan for your loved one, as well as connect you to helpful resources and services, such as transportation, home-delivered meals, home repairs, legal advice and more. Call 816-421-4980, and let them know you’re a caregiver.
Looking to increase your caregiving knowledge and skills? MARC offers two different evidence-based programs specific to the needs of caregivers: Building Better Caregivers and AMP for Caregivers. Find a FREE upcoming class here.
Need a break? MARC offers a free adult day program, called Breaktime Club, at locations throughout the community. Caregivers can drop off their loved ones in a safe environment where meaningful activities are provided.
We also offer GRANDPass, a new respite program that provides a free week of camp for children under the age of 14 of older caregivers.
Are you the primary caregiver of a child under the age of 18? MARC is proud to offer support groups, socialization and education to grandparents and other older guardians through our partnership with the Grandparent Support Network and Northland Grandfamilies. In addition, we offer GRANDPass, a new respite program that provides a free week of camp for children under the age of 14 of older caregivers.
Does your loved one have memory concerns? Access safety tips, resources and advice via text messages from experts at KU’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. MARC partners with the ADRC to provide caregiver coaches and one-day training events specific to dementia. For more information, call 913-588-1851 or visit bit.ly/careTEXT.
Home Modification and Repair program
MARC partners with area non-profits to provide minor home modifications and repairs for caregivers and adults age 60+. The goal of this program is to reduce caregiver burden and help clients age in place with safety and independence.