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Elder + Child Care Consultation

Elder + Child Care Consultation

As family members age, you may feel overwhelmed trying to balance your needs with the needs of your aging relatives. The elder care counselors can help you recognize when an older relative needs help, care for older relatives from a distance, talk to parents who may resist help, understand and locate housing options.

Elder care counselors are licensed social workers who have specialized training in geriatric issues and geriatric crisis intervention. A comprehensive assessment of your elder care needs and concerns will be completed.

Referrals to community and nationwide services include:

  • Residential options
  • Home care
  • Geriatric assessments
  • Adult day care
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Hospice care
  • Legal issues
  • Alzheimer's care

The Center for Families and Children through the EASE program offers information and referral services for all your elder care needs. Call 216.241.3273 or 800.521.3273.

Elder care information is available on topics such as Caregiver Resources, Paying For Care, Legal Services, Senior Health Information and Services.

Visit easeatwork.com and enter the Member ID: CWRU and Password: EASE. (case sensitive.) Click on "Employee Services," then "Dependent Care." Once there, visit the section on "Eldercare."

Child Care Consultation

Whether you are an expectant parent or have children well into their teens, you will receive personalized consultation and assistance in locating childcare services with the help of a childcare specialist.

By assessing a database of child care provider resources and links to several community resources in and around your area, the child care specialist provides referrals for youngsters aging from infants to teens.

The childcare specialist can offer information on how to evaluate the quality of childcare programs or providers, consultation and education on child development and parenting issues, written information and practical tools such as booklets, checklists and guides.

Referrals to community and nationwide services include:

  • Day care centers
  • Family day care home providers
  • In-home providers
  • Before/after school programs
  • Preschool/Headstart programs
  • Summer programs
  • Emergency/temporary/mildly sick care programs
  • "Special needs" programs

To use the Child Care Service, simply call 216.241.3273 or 800.521.3273.

To conduct your own search for childcare, Visit easeatwork.com and enter the Member ID: CWRU and Password: EASE. (case sensitive.) Click on "Employee Services," then "Dependent Care." Once there, visit the section on "Childcare Resource & Referral."