Elder & Adult Care

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IU employees have premium access to Care.com for adults and elders. Care.com is a resource for finding and hiring pre-screened caregivers and care companies for eldercare and backup care. Eligible employees have access to a Care.com premium membership and Backup Care which includes unlimited free preliminary background checks and the use of Care.com's online scheduling system.

Care.com Benefits Overview 

Eligibility: Care.com membership and Backup Care are available to all full-time Academic and Staff employees, IU Residents, eligible Graduate Appointees, and Fellowship Recipients. Services are available nationally, so for those out of state, resources, and referrals are location specific. 

Safety: The well-being of IU employees and their families is of the highest priority. Learn more about the safety standards of Care.com. 

For additional questions contact Care.com at 855-781-1303 or email IU Human Resources at askHR@iu.edu.

  • Senior Care Planning

    Through IU's partnership with Care.com, benefits-eligible faculty, and staff can access senior care advisors. This benefit provides eligible individuals with the support and guidance of experienced Senior Care Advisors who can assist employees and their families along their journey through the uncertain terrain of senior caregiving. Senior Care Advisors provide eligible individuals with caregiving strategies, such as finding the appropriate level of care, proactively planning and paying for care, and assisting adult children whose parents do not want to accept care.

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  • Finding a Caregiver

    Locating a caregiver starts by creating an online account to access the network of individual providers. After entering the search criteria, a page will be returned with descriptions of pre-screened providers and their services.

    Additional services are available through consultations with certified Senior Care Advisors:

    • Use the senior care planning service starting with a phone call or online questionnaire.
    • Receive professional help with caregiving strategies and customized care plans.
    • Search for the appropriate type of care.
    • Plan how to deliver and pay for care.
    • Arrange virtual meetings with concerned family members across the country.
  • Backup Care

    Backup Care can help families find last-minute care providers at a reduced cost.

    Pre-registration is required.

    Learn more

  • Related IU Benefits and Policies

    Free Will & Advanced Directive Preparation for IU employees, students Retirees, and parents of students or employees with an annual individual income below $50,000. Sign up

    Long Term Disability Insurance is an income replacement plan for covered employees who become disabled due to an illness or accident.

    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.

    IU Tax Saver Benefit Plan allows you to set aside tax-free money that is later used to reimburse yourself for day/evening care expenses of a child (under age 13), or other qualifying tax dependents, in order to allow the employee and spouse to work.

    The 24-Hour Nurse Line offers information and support from specially trained registered nurses for non-emergency health questions and concerns. 

    Alternative Work Schedule options provide workplace flexibility that supports IU employees with the ability to manage their work and personal responsibilities.

  • Self-care for Caregivers: IU Resources

    Sleep: Getting enough quality sleep can help protect your mental and physical health, quality of life, and safety.

    Time for calm: Learn the Mindful Way to Stress Reduction and help increase your mental well-being.

    Feel-good movement: Maintain and restore endurance, balance, and strength with daily physical activity. Find ways to move on your campus:

  • Adult and Elder Care Resources

    National, statewide, and local resources that provide support and services for adults, elders and their caregivers.

  • Aging

    What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness, the Harvard Study of Adult Development

    Aging Parents: 8 Warning Signs of Health Problems

    Aging in Place: 4 Keys to Maintaining an Able Body and Safe Home