Find Center-Based Care
Visit Bright Horizons to register for a free membership to Years Ahead to speak with a Senior Advisor, complete an online Care Assessment and search for residential care options.
- From Bright Horizons, choose “Additional Family Supports” then “Find Elder Care Resources.”
Call Guidance Resources at 844-365-4587 for a personalized list of residential care options with confirmed openings. Guidance Resources is also your “go-to” site for support with other adult care issues—legal concerns, taking care of yourself as a caregiver, and more.
Receive 30 uses per calendar year for emergency or back-up care. Request same-day care, or care for future dates.
Find In-Home Care
Place job advertisements and access SitterCity’s database of providers. Membership is free and employees have unlimited provider background checks. To access, From Bright Horizons, choose “Additional Family Supports” then “Search for Sitters, Nannies and Housekeepers.”
Call Guidance Resources at 844-365-4587 for a list of local in-home care placement agencies. Guidance Resources is also your “go-to” site for support with other adult care issues—legal concerns, taking care of yourself as a caregiver, and more.
Receive 30 uses per calendar year for emergency or back-up care. Request same-day care, or care for future dates. In-home care is $7 per hour with a 4 hour minimum.
Faculty and staff can use up to 5 days of care for emergency or back-up care. Copays for Care.com apply. In-home copays are $7 per hour for care.
Resources – Caring for Older or Other Dependent Adults
Tips for Considering Options & Preparing for Care
Mental Health Resources
Work-Life Solutions, the university’s employee assistance program, offers free, confidential, 24/7 support, resources and information for every aspect of your life.
Call 844-365-4587 to access a Guidance Consultant, who will answer your questions and, if needed, refer you to a counselor or other resources. This valuable benefit for you and your family provides resources and referrals for:
Confidential emotional support from highly trained clinicians – employees receive five counseling sessions free of charge
Learn more about Work-Life Solutions and the counseling and resources available to you and your family.
In addition to the physical effects of COVID-19, threats to mental health should not be discounted. To support the university community during these stressful times, the Washington University Psychiatry service offers convenient, affordable mental health care for employees and their children.
Learn more about WashU Psychiatry services. Call 314-286-1700 to make an appointment.
This employee benefit (PDF) includes counseling services to help employees effectively deal with stressful and challenging situations. A benefit specialist will help employees identify their concern and the appropriate resource to address it. If desired, the specialist will match the employee with an in-network clinician to help. You can also connect with a mental health provider from the comfort of home using a virtual visit. Copays or co-insurance apply. Call 800-382-2599 or visit myuhc.com – click “Find a Doctor”.
Our United Healthcare (UHC) Nurse Advocate is dedicated to Washington University and available to help employees find a mental health provider or navigate UHC tools and resources. Learn more.
These resources not affiliated with Washington University.
They are not endorsed by the university and are listed for informational purposes.
The Medicaid Planning Assistance website gets you started on the process of moving onto Medicaid. It mentions that many people use an outside person to help with this process and talks about the different types of planners you can use. Some friends of mine used the Beck Elder Care Law firm, but there are plenty of other options out there, including accessing legal support through Washington University’s EAP.
This website tool allows you to search for residential care options that accept Medicare and/or Medicaid for all or part of their payment. Since websites for many residential care facilities are not always transparent about the funding they allow, this is a tool that can help families save time when looking for care.
As a result of the 1973 amendments to the federal Older Americans Act (OAA), states were required Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to develop and implement programs and services for older persons at the local level.
Each AAA is required to provide the following categories of service:
- Legal Services
- Nutrition–both congregate and home-delivered
- In-Home Services–which might include homemaker, chore, personal care or respite
- Disease Prevention/Health Promotion
- Access–which includes transportation, information and assistance, advocacy, outreach, and case management at some AAAs
Greater St. Louis AAAs
VOYCE’s mission is to educate and empower individuals and their families for quality living across the continuum of long-term care. They help to ensure a quality life for people living on the long-term care continuum by:
- Illuminating choices for long-term care
- Providing a voice to residents
- Giving compassionate and comforting support
- Building relationships with caregivers and the community
Find and review licensing reports, and search for a range of care options based on type and location
Information on a wide range of topics related to elder and adult care in Missouri. Also provides a self-search for providers on “Show Me Long Term Care in Missouri”
Education, resources and support for families caring for an adult child with disabilities.
Each state classifies assisted living and nursing homes in a different way, and each state has different rules and regulations to follow to ensure senior health. This guide has detailed information for all 50 states about topics like how each state defines assisted living, admission and retention policies, square feet requirements, and more. This resource will help you evaluate and make informed decisions about care for an older adult.
Managing care for the older adults in our lives can be daunting. A new resource for families on this journey is Aging Gracefully. This organization provides a range of assessment and supports to guide decision-making.
Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer’s is a support group in print for those escorting a loved one on the Alzheimer’s journey.
Nine women map the passage of a parent through Alzheimer’s disease, describing the evolution of their own emotional responses to the disease and the changes it effects in the patient and in her relationship with family members. The book invites the reader to take a first step in healing from Alzheimer’s ripple effect by beginning to journal about the experience.