Caring for Older Adults
Local Community Resources
Through its Work Life initiative , the university supports regular full-time and part-time Ohio State faculty, staff, retirees and their spouses who help their parents, spouses and other older family members. The Ohio State University Retirees Association can help retirees find their footing and place within the university community after retiring. The OSURA Benefits Committee has also prepared the Guidesheet for Evaluating Continuing Care Retirement Communities to help those who are considering moving to a continuing care retirement community.
Family and Medical Leave provide eligible employees up to 12 work weeks of leave during any 12-month period to care for a family member. View Policy 6.05 - Family and Medical Leave (PDF) for more information.
Recent Developments in University Support
Department of Human Development and Family Science Extension
The Extension faculty and professional staff design, develop, deliver and evaluate human development and family life education programs. A portion of these efforts focus on issues related to aging and relationships in later life. For more information, check out their Stages of Life web site.
Confronting the Challenge of Elder Care
It's no secret that employers experience a significant decrease in productivity when they have employees who are responsible for taking care of elderly loved ones. Those companies expected to thrive in the future will be those that have HR policies and practices in place to simultaneously improve their bottom line as well as provide resources and support for their employee caregivers. Click here to learn more about how companies can move forward and confront the elder care challenge.