Additional elder care resources

Last updated: April 25, 2023

On this page, we’ve collected additional elder care resources that you may find helpful.

Caregiving supports

Connect with local services for older adults and their families by using the Eldercare 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

Make time to care for a loved one

Work with your manager to create an alternative work 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.

Community resources

The AARP publishes regular articles and tips about family caregiving.

Sound Generations is a comprehensive nonprofit organization serving older adults and disabled persons in King County. Their caregiver advocates offer free, confidential and personalized services to unpaid caregivers in King County who are caring for an adult 18 years or older. They will listen to you and your family, and help you identify goals to improve your caregiving experience.

The National Council on Aging online Benefits checkup tool helps to connect adults and their caregivers with more than 2,500 benefits programs available nationwide.

The Alzheimer’s Association provides a 24/7 helpline where specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer immediate, confidential support and information to people living with dementia, and their caregivers and families.