For Caregivers of Adults & Elders

As a caregiver, you have a vital role in the lives of the adults and elders you support. You may provide support to family members, friends, or community members. These responsibilities can include emotional and social support, day-to-day tasks, 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 role as a caregiver is crucial, and you are not alone

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
  • Transfer assistance
  • 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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Balancing the Work of Caregiving and Work in Tucson, Arizona

Most family caregivers of adults work full- or part-time jobs. Many juggle their caregiving responsibilities at home with hourly, often low-paid employment that has limited flexibility and security. Recognizing that with the right supports family caregivers can be both effective employees and caregivers, the University of Arizona teamed up with the local age-friendly initiative and its partners to provide resources and assistance. Featuring Dependent Care Specialist Eileen Lawless.

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Services & Programs

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Back-Up Care Program

Back-Up Care services are available when there is an unexpected interruption in your regularly scheduled care for children, adults, and/or elders. 

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Adult & Elder Care Consultations

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

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Employee Assistance Counseling

Free, confidential short-term counseling for benefits-eligible employees, their dependents, and members of their households.


Steps to having a conversation about care plans

Creating a Care Plan Workbook

Ensure your loved one's wishes are honored when/if they can no longer advocate/care for themselves.  This workbook services as a conversation guide to get started and includes how to prepare and discuss difficult topics and the more nitty-gritty details like powers of attorney and advance care directives. 

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Contact Us

Have questions about this program?

Connect with the Life & Work Connections Team
Phone: 520-621-2493

Have questions about your benefits?

Connect with the HR Solutions team