Emory's Support Options for Caregivers

Emory's Support Options for Caregivers

Fifty percent of respondents in a 2010 Emory University needs assessment expressed concern about being able to balance work and caring for a loved one, such as a spouse, partner, parent, or adult child. Now, help is available through the Emory Caregiver Support Program. Throughout the last six years, Emory has built a variety of benefits and programs to assist employee caregivers with the financial, emotional and physical challenges of caring for a loved one while working.

Caregiver Support addresses a wide range of needs and situations, ranging from researching transportation to doctor’s appointments and understanding leave options to taking advantage of caregiver educations provided on campus.

If you live in a different state, city or even different part of Atlanta, the distance can make it difficult to provide support for a loved one. E4Health is one of the Caregiver Support programs that can help you. Whether you need information on assisted living, in-home care, adult day care or more, Emory has organized resources for employees that provides assistance both locally and nationally.

Next time you receive an urgent phone call about a parent, feel the stress of caring for a family member or have a question about options for a loved one, turn to your Emory Caregiver Support to learn more about the caregiver-focused resources and benefits available through Emory University Caregiver Support Program and the Emory Healthcare Employee Resource Center.  Some benefits vary between Emory University and Emory Healthcare.

Emory Resources:

Emory Healthcare Employee Resource Center: 404-686-6044

Faculty Staff Assistance Program: 404-727-4328

Emory University WorkLife Resource Center: 404-727-8000

Care Consultation: Specialized support for employees navigating caregiving responsibilities
e4Health: Assistance with researching local and national support and referral
Senior Care Management: Free In-home assessments & care planning
Emergency Back-up care: Help employees manage anticipated and unexpected care needs
Education and seminars: Live workshops and webinars

Additional Local and Community Support

Area Agency on Aging

Eldercare.gov               

National Association of Elder Law Attorneys

Aging and Life Care specialist

Aging with Dignity

Georgia Cares (Medicare Assistance)

Age in Place

Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center