Caregiver Support

Northwestern Senior Care Connections

Call 855-781-1303 X 3 to speak with a senior care advisor

  • Expert senior care advisors
  • Referrals specific to your family member's needs
  • Caregiving, legal and financial expertise

Northwestern Senior & Adult Backup Care

  • For in-home adult & senior backup care, when regular care falls through
  • Subsidized rate of $6/hour, up to 5 days per year

Access vetted backup care providers by calling 855-781-1303 X 2 or login to MyHR Benefits.

For more information about the Senior & Adult Care Backup Program, contact Anna Freedman in the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources at worklife@northwestern.edu, or call (847) 467-6518.

Onsite Senior & Adult Caregiving Support

Senior & Adult Caregiving Support Groups and 1:1 Consultations

With Jennifer Gibbons, MSW, LICSW, Coordinator of Onsite Services, Care.com
View facilitator bio

Senior & Adult Caregiver Support Groups offer:

  • Confidential, one-hour, support groups
  • Social, emotional, and informational support to enhance caregiver experience
  • Facilitated discussion with a licensed social worker and senior care expert
Senior & Adult Care 1:1 Consultations offer:
  • Confidential individual senior & adult care consultations
  • Care planning & professional support provided by licensed social worker and senior care expert
  • One-hour sessions reserved on a first come, first served basis

Learn more & sign up for Senior & Adult Caregiver Support Groups and 1:1 Consultations

For more information about these programs, contact Anna Freedman in the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources at worklife@northwestern.edu, or call (847) 467-6518

Additional Resources

AARP  Offers free materials and information covering a wide variety of care giving topics.

Family Caregiver Alliance Links to information and resources for caregivers.

National Alliance for Caregiving Access tip sheets, books, websites related to family care giving.

Aging Life Care – Learn about geriatric care managers, what they can do, how to find one, and important considerations to help you find a good fit for your relative’s needs.

North Shore Senior Center – Local private, not for profit agency that links seniors to community services and offers lifelong learning programs.