Senior Care Planning

The Senior Care Planning Program

This service helps faculty and staff navigate the ever-changing demands of caring for an aging family member or other adult by connecting you with a professional senior care advisor (a licensed geriatric social worker who is an expert in adult and elder care). The program also provides referrals and access to vetted services around the country. Services are free of charge and include:

  • In-depth individual and family consultation: Professional guidance, planning, and ongoing support for the faculty or staff member and their family;
  • Customized action plans: Clear and actionable steps for caregivers and their families;
  • Facilitated family meetings: Siblings and other family members can clarify roles and  plan together; and
  • Access to national networks: Referrals to vetted providers across the U.S., including geriatric care managers, elder law attorneys, at-home care services, back-up care, senior housing, adult day programs, transportation, and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Senior Care Planning staff will also negotiate on behalf of clients for preferred rates.

Note: Register before you need it! To use any service provided by Care@ Work, Harvard faculty and staff must complete and return a waiver. Once the Office of Work/Life receives this waiver, the employee's name is added to an automatic file feed that goes to Care.com on a nightly basis. This process takes about a day. Once you are registered, you will be able to create an account that will allow you to contact Care.com.

Once you have submitted a waiver, received a confirmation, and created a Care@ Work account with Care.com, you may proceed directly to HU.Care.com and log in to your account to access the benefit that is right for you.

"Senior Sense" Newsletters

As part of the Senior Care Planning program, we are pleased to connect you to "Senior Sense," a newsletter provided by Care.com. Recent topics:

Find more "Senior Sense" columns and elder care advice here.