Life Happens! Series: These brown bag lunches often focus on elder care topics, including elder law, in-home care options, caregiver support for dementia and others. View the HR Calendar for current offerings.
Annual Wellness Fair: The Wellness Fair, held in the Fall, brings local vendors to campus to offer information and resources. Local support groups and elder care companies are represented.
Health Advocate can help you find in-home care, adult day care, long-term care, and/or community based services. They can clarify Medicare and Medicare Supplemental plans, provide assistance in understanding claims and conditions, coordinate care among multiple providers, arrange transportation to appointments and otherwise guide you in navigating the health care system. This benefit is available to W&L employees, their parents and in-laws
CTO: Allows up to 30 days per year for employees to use in whatever way is necessary for them.
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act): Provides extended time off on an intermittent or ongoing basis as needed for care giving duties
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): Provides tax relief for care expenses for dependents
A Place for Mom: Nation's largest elder care referral service
Alzheimer's Association: Caregivers support group and other resources
Caregiverstress.com: self-care resources for caregivers
Home Instead - Elderly homecare and non-medical home health care
Maury River Senior Center: local senior center associated with the Valley Program for Aging Services; offers meals, transportation, classes, recreation, insurance counseling, etc.
Valley Program for Aging Services: local aging services; similar organizations exist by geographic region throughout the country