We have a host of programs that can ease the challenges—emotional, financial, and practical—of caring for an aging adult. Click below to learn more about the offerings available to you and your family.
Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program (JHEAP) can help with many of the challenges surrounding caring for an aging adult—whether it’s finding housing, accessing resources for caregivers, or getting answers to legal and other questions. JHEAP can also help with the psychological stressors associated with caregiving by offering free, in-person counseling sessions.
Area agency on aging (AAA) lists local services for seniors such as housing, transportation, nutrition assistance, benefits eligibility, and more. For Maryland residents, Maryland Access Point will direct you to your local AAA office. Although information is available on-line, this service may be best utilized with a phone call -1-844-627-5465.
The Eldercare Locator is a national information and referral service that provides support to individuals across the extent of issues affecting older Americans. Language interpretation services are available to callers.
If you have an elderly adult who is your dependent, you can make use of a dependent care FSA to set aside up to $5,000 in pre-tax dollars for qualified dependent care expenses that enable you, and your spouse (if you are married), to work or attend school full time.