Adult & Elder Caregiving

Caregivers for adults and elders often wear many hats and provide care that encompasses a broad range of responsibilities. The people we care for can be our parents, grandparents, sibling, adult children, or community members.  Caregiving responsibilities could anything from social and emotional support to taking care of day-to-day responsibilities and medical care.

No matter the level of complexity, the type of care offered, or whether you’re caring for someone nearby or remotely, your caring role is important and you are not alone.

"There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver."

— Rosalyn Carter

What Could Adult or Elder Care Look Like?

Examples of Caregiving Support

Day-to-Day Support

  • Light housekeeping
  • ​Transportation
  • ​Grocery shopping
  • Meal planning, and preparation
  • Daily connection from another city or state

Physical Assistance and Support

  • Help with bathing and dressing, personal hygiene
  • Monitoring people with mobility problems
  • Assistance with transferring from place to place
  • Mental and physical activities
  • Coordinating in-home assistance

Health & Wellness

  • Medication reminders
  • Redirection and behavioral management
  • Blood pressure and insulin checks
  • Emotional support and companionship, in-person, virtually, or by phone

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How Can Life & Work Connections Help?

Taking care of another adult can take its toll emotionally, physically, and financially. Life and Work Connections can help caregivers define their caregiving situation, provide information about services and resources available in the community and the state, and then help them determine the next steps.  

Adult & Elder Care Consultations

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Adult and elder care consultations include a comprehensive review of your loved one's needs and a customized care plan. 

Schedule a Consultation

Caregiving Workshops

Workshop topics include Advanced Medical Directives, Having Difficult Conversations, and more.

Find a Workshop

Employee Assistance Counseling

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Free, confidential short-term counseling is available to all benefits-eligible employees, their dependents, and members of their households.

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Trusted Community Resources

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