Elder Care

2017 Jun 06

Mom Doesn’t Want to Move! – How to Help Her Live at Home as she Ages

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, Room 406

Ninety percent of seniors want to remain in their home as they age, but to do so safely you’ll want to make sure the appropriate supports are in place. This seminar will review how to support loved ones who want to remain in their home and what resources and home modifications are available to keep them safe –and give you peace of mind. Learn more and register here.

2017 Mar 07

It Costs How Much? What to Expect when Paying for Senior Care

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, Room 406

Sooner or later, everyone facing the difficult challenge of how best to care for an elderly parent comes up against the issue of cost. Most people are surprised to learn that a nursing home costs over $80,000 per year or that Medicare will not pay for long-term care. This seminar will review the costs of different care options, and explain how payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, veteran’s benefits, and long-term care insurance work.

2016 Nov 03

Caregiving and the Holidays: What to do when a Visit to Mom and Dad Raises Red Flags

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge

The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with family. But over the course of a visit you may worry that Mom has forgotten how to make her famous pumpkin pie and Dad can’t seem to find the right words. During the holiday season, you might notice a shift in your parent’s behavior or cognition, which can lead to increased anxiety and fear increase. This seminar will help you identify what changes might be warning signs of decline and what steps to take to address those concerns. Learn more and register here.

2017 Jan 24

A Proactive Approach to Caregiving: Guidance on Planning Ahead

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge

Mom or Dad may be healthy and independent now so conversations about care needs down the road have been pushed to the back burner. But chances are you will find yourself in the role of caregiver at some point in the future. Planning ahead and communicating early and often with your parents can help avoid pitfalls down the road. Learn about strategies for proactive planning, options for care, and the cost of long term care.

How do I register for in-home back-up care?

In-home back-up care for children and adults is provided to eligible Harvard faculty and staff through Care.com Backup Care. Care can be provided for adults or children. Harvard employees pay the caregiver directly. Current employees can learn more and register and register for these services by going to HARVie.

What resources do you have to help me care for an elder or other adult?

Counselors at Harvard’s EAP can help you create a strategy for caring for an elder or other adult. Eligible employees can use the in-home care services provided by Care.com BackUp Care to provide short-term care for a dependent. The SOURCE program, which provides a subsidy for such short-term care, is available to faculty and staff earning under $70,000 annually. Current faculty and staff members can learn more about these and other EAP services here.