Care For Aging Relatives

According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, 65% of older persons with long-term care needs now rely exclusively on their family and friends to provide assistance. Are you a caregiver for a parent or elderly relative? If so, the resources on this page and the Employee Assistance Program (or call 1-800-842-2991) can help you get the help you need for you and your family.
Living and Care Options

Learn about the range of options and assess what’s best for your situation.

Learn about alternatives to nursing homes,
Research adult day care,
Understand what to consider when a parent moves in,
Compare home health services at www.medicare.gov, and
Know what to look for in a good nursing home.

Visit the Employee Assistance Program (or call 1-800-842-2991). From the Life Stages Help Center, click on “Elder Resource Center” and then “Caregiving and Living Arrangements.”
Financial and Legal Concerns

Talk to parents about wills and financial planning,
Learn about public programs you may qualify for at www.medicare.gov or www.cms.hhs.gov,
Understand the legal matters that affect your aging relatives, and
Compare prescription drug prices at www.medicare.gov.

Visit the Employee Assistance Program (or call 1-800-842-2991). From the Life Stages Help Center, click on “Elder Resource Center” and then “Financial Matters” or “Legal Matters.”
Social and Emotional Support

Get the support you need for matters such as:

Emotional well-being,
Long-distance caregiving, and
Family dynamics.

Visit the Employee Assistance Program (or call 1-800-842-2991). From the Life Stages Help Center, click on “Elder Resource Center” and then “Caregiving and Living Arrangements.”