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Elder Care Resources

There are many concerns you may have when a loved one needs care. We support family caregiving through our partnership with Avenidas and by offering emergency back-up care benefits for faculty and staff. In addition, there are many other ways we can support you with your elder care needs. We offer the resources below to assist you.

Helpful Websites

This list is provided as a service only. The WorkLife Office and Stanford University do not endorse any of these references. These resources are not exhaustive but a sample of local resources.


Locating a Caregiver

This list is provided as a service only. The WorkLife Office and Stanford University do not endorse any of these references. These resources are not exhaustive but a sample of local resources.


Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports

Get help understanding and finding elder and adult care. Bright Horizons can connect you with resources for your ongoing needs, including certified advisors, a needs assessment, guidance on specialized facilities for memory/hospice care, independent/assisted-living communities, home health care and dependent care, occasional in-home care, and more.

Register now for your free membership to the Years Ahead program ($140 value) to get access to a comprehensive database of self-pay elder and adult care services.

Program FAQ

To register, visit Bright Horizons Care Advantage, or call 877-BH-CARES (877-242-2737).


Lively

Lively offers an activity-sharing product that helps family caregivers keep tabs on an elder loved one’s daily routine patterns to enable older adult’s lifelong independence and a greater feeling of safety and connection. This San Francisco-based company is among a new class of "Aging 2.0" solutions that is revolutionizing the aging experience by bringing older adults and their family members closer together. The company also includes Dr. Laura Carstensen, the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, on its board.

For Stanford Employees, Lively offers a 10% discount on the purchase of their products to provide your elder loved one with more support. Call (888) 757-0711 or visit their website, and refer to the following promo code: STANFORD10.


Farewell to Falls

About the program Farewell to Falls provides 2 home visits by a registered occupational therapist, who will:

  • Gather information about health history and daily living skills.
  • Complete a balance and mobility assessment.
  • Get a list of all medications to be reviewed by a Stanford pharmacist.
  • Do a complete home safety survey.
  • Recommend fall risk methods and introduce an exercise program. A third visit will be made one year after enrollment.
  • Program brochure

If you want to reduce your chance of falling, call 650.724.9369, FAREWELL TO FALLS Stanford Health Care, Trauma Center 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305


Join a Mailing List

Please join SeniorNet, a seniors-focused listserv where you can post messages on topics relating to seniors or elder care.


Watch a Webinar

Register and watch Bright Horizons webinars on-demand.


Stanford Emergency and Back-Up Elder Care Programs