Elder Care

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. 

Caregiving: Knowing When It’s Time for In-Home Help

Caregiving is stressful in all sorts of ways. It can be financially demanding, time-consuming, and emotionally and physically exhausting. If you’re feeling stretched thin, it might be time to consider bringing in help, according to Mattan Schuchman, a geriatric specialist who provides in-home care to older patients through the Johns Hopkins Home-Based Medicine program. Learn more.

Backup Care

Our backup care offering through Care.com can provide in-home backup care for an aging adult or companion and also personal care services such as transportation to medical appointments.

Here are five ways to use adult backup care for a loved one, or for yourself.

Employee Assistance Program

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

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.

Eldercare Locator

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.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

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.

Lifemart Employee Discounts

In addition to discounts on time-saving conveniences such as food-delivery service, our LifeMart employee discount program can save you money on senior care and products, and other everyday needs.