The Independent Living Center provides training opportunities for attendants. Contact our office for more information at 800-346-8951.
CDS Attendant Background Checks
All attendants who provide services through The Independent Living Center must complete a background check with the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR). If you do not have a completed background check, you can download the application and submit it to TILC with a check or money order for $12 made out to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). You can also complete the application online for $13, which speeds up the application process. If you believe you are already on the Family Care Safety Registry, you can confirm your background check on the FCSR website.
Online Resources for Attendants or Caregivers
Caring Connections--This is a wonderful website full of information for caregivers including tips for caregiving, long-term planning, dealing with grief, and improving quality of life.
National Family Caregivers Association--This site includes links to several national organizations and support services as well as initiatives on improving caregiving.
Caregiver Magazine--This is an online (and print) magazine specifically designed for caregivers and issues that affect them. For information about the print version, contact the magazine at 800-829-2734.
Family Caregiver Alliance--This site is provided by the National Center on Caregiving's Family Caregiver Alliance. It hasa caregiving information and advice, support groups, newsletters, fact sheets and much more. You can also call the Alliance at 800-445-8106.