Adult and Senior Care Advising helps you navigate the ever-changing demands of caregiving.
The Work-Life Center offers comprehensive Adult and Senior Care Advising through Care@Work. This benefit delivers personalized advice, guidance, and resources from master's level social workers, who can help you address your unique short- and long-term caregiving needs.
Adult and Senior Care Advising sessions are free, confidential, and available to current, benefits-eligible faculty, staff, postdoc associates, postdoc fellows, and family members, on an ongoing basis. Learn more about your Adult and Senior Care Advising benefit.
You have offer several convenient options to connect with an Adult and Senior Care Advisor:
Telephonic Adult and Senior Care Advising
Adult and Senior Care Advising On-Campus at MIT
An Adult and Senior Care Advisor visits the MIT campus two days per-month in the fall and spring semesters, to provide in-person advising. Sessions will resume in September 2019 and will be available for registration in early Summer 2019.
Adult and Senior Care Advising in Waltham, MA
Additional Adult and Senior Care Resources
Backup Adult and Senior Care
MIT Work-Life Center Choosing Quality Senior Care Briefings
These monthly introductory discussions are designed specifically for those who are new to senior care, or those who may be caregivers in the future and are interested in planning ahead. During each session you will learn about different care options and their associated costs, as well as strategies, community resources and MIT benefits that can help support you and your aging loved one. Each session will focus on a different topic, as follows:
- Thursday, March 21, 2019: Caring for loved ones who wish to age-in-place
- Thursday, April 18, 2019: Caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Thursday, May 16, 2019: Caring for loved ones who are reluctant to accept help Register
Choosing Quality Senior Care briefings, which are open to the entire MIT community, are held monthly from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building NE49-5000.
The MIT Work-Life Center's "Caring for Aging Parents...What Worries You the Most" seminar series offers practical information and research-based strategies that will help you navigate your caregiving journey.
Grief and bereavement counseling is available at no cost to MIT faculty, staff, postdocs, and their families, through MIT MyLife Services.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993 and amended in 2008 to help employees balance the demands of work and family, and to care for their own and their families’ medical problems, without risking their jobs.