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LifeSpan Services: Adult Aging Services

Are You a Caregiver?

Do you help someone with any of the following activities?

  • shopping
  • housework
  • food preparation
  • laundry
  • handling money


  • toileting
  • transportation
  • dressing
  • bathing
  • medications
  • grooming
  • feeding
  • walking

If you help someone with any of the above, you are a caregiver and WorkLife Programs may be able to help you.


Resources and Services for Caregivers

WorkLife Programs services for caregivers provides confidential consultations and assistance for all stages of the caregiving process. Staff members trained in elder care issues will talk with you about your individual situation and your questions and concerns. They also can recommend alternatives and options to assist you in decision-making.

WorkLife Programs also can assist you with information on:

  • choosing living arrangements
  • Medicare and Medicaid coverage
  • local energy programs
  • home equity and reverse mortgages
  • disabilities and dementias
  • health care advance directives
  • home modifications for disabilities
  • nutrition for older adults
  • legal, financial and health care decision-making

WorkLife Programs offers financial assistance toward the care of elder dependents through the Dependent Care Voucher Program and the Backup Care Program.

In addition to the above, WorkLife Programs sponsors educational workshops and lectures on aging and caregiving issues, a caregivers' discussion group that meets monthly, and offers library books and pamphlets on a wide variety of topics.


Back-Up Care

This program provides in-home sick, emergency or back-up care at a reduced cost for dependents of benefit-eligible faculty and staff. Because funds are limited, eligibility is on a first come, first serve basis.

Faculty and Staff:

Housestaff: Residents at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC) are eligible for the Sick, Emergency & Backup Care Program.


Dependent Care Voucher Program

This program will pay eligible faculty and staff up to $5,000 per year to help cover dependent care expenses that are necessary to enable parents and caregivers to work. To be eligible, an individual must be a full- or part-time fully-benefited employee with a total net family income of less than $50,000. Temporary, limited and casual employees and students are not eligible for the voucher program.

The funds may be used to pay for care at any licensed care facility, including The Johns Hopkins Child Care and Early Learning Center. Once a faculty or staff member has been approved, funds will be renewed yearly based on continued eligibility.

To receive an application or to find out if you are eligible, please call WorkLife Programs. Because funds are limited, eligibility is on first come, first served basis.


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