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Additional elder care resources

UW CareLink gives you easy access to elder care professionals who help you locate elder care services and navigate the challenges of supporting an aging parent or loved one. On this page, we’ve collected other elder care resources that you may also find helpful.

Eldercare.gov

Connect with local services for older adults and their families by using the elder care locator, a free public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Learn about local resources such as meal delivery, transportation, support groups, and financial assistance. Get a detailed list of elder care organizations in your community such as:

  • Nonprofit agencies
  • State and county agencies
  • Elder abuse prevention specialists
  • Health insurance counselors
  • Long-term care advocates
  • Aging and disability resource centers
  • Legal service providers

To use the elder care locator, visit Eldercare.gov.

Make time to care for a loved one

Work with your supervisor to create a flexwork schedule that allows you help care for a loved one while continuing to work. Learn more about flexible work arrangements.

If you need to miss work for an extended time, you can take leave, either paid or unpaid. Learn more and get help planning leave for serious illness and disability.

Tax deductions for care expenses

Reduce your income tax obligation by opting for a pretax paycheck deduction that funds eligible dependent care services. To set it up, enroll in the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), which is available to any UW employee whose wages are exempt from FICA. Learn more about DCAP.