Among the many services offered by Northeast Missouri Community Action Corporation is one that helps the elderly and disabled maintain their independence.

NECAC has offered in-home services for some 25 years, with trained aides offering clients the chance to get the care they need while remaining in their homes.

As you might imagine, NECAC tailors its services to the needs of the client, from meal preparation to personal care services and laundry, along with respite care to give caregivers what is often a much-needed break.

Being a part of the NECAC family of services, In-Home Services workers can also tap into other programs handled by NECAC, depending on the need of the individual client.

NECAC aides provide services to 1,200 elderly and disabled clients in 41 Missouri counties. The agency is state-certified and fully insured.

NECAC In-Home Services Program Director Trudie Azotea was a guest on KHMO's Talk Back: