Adult and Senior Care Advising

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

You may reach Care@Work Adult and Senior Care Advising by calling 866-228-2965 (wait for the options and then press extension 2 for "Adult or Senior Care Planning") or emailing careplanning@care.com during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST). You have the option to connect with an Adult and Senior Care Advisor immediately, or schedule your session for a later date (during business hours) of your choosing.

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

In-person advising is available at the Care@Work office in Waltham, MA on an ad-hoc basis. For more information, contact Care@Work Adult and Senior Care Advising by calling 866-228-2965 (wait for the options and then press extension 2 for "Adult or Senior Care Planning") or emailing careplanning@care.com

Additional Adult and Senior Care Resources

Backup Adult and Senior Care

Backup Adult and Senior Care through  Care@Work can help cover your family's care needs, with in-home companion or personal care provided by professional caregivers.

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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.

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    MIT Work-Life Center Caregiver Newsletter
    The MIT Work-Life Center offers a monthly newsletter specifically for caregivers: "Caregiving: Resources and Support for You and Your Family." It features a Senior Care Tip of the Month, written by our Adult and Senior Care Advisors, and other MIT resources that can help support you and your family.

     

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    Have Questions?

    Get in touch with The MIT Work-Life Center.