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Adult and Elder Care

​​Adult and Elder Care Resource and Referral

DePaul's employee assistance program, ComPsych, offers an adult-elder care resource and referral service.

  • Find tools, resources and information at the ComPsych website
  • For questions or to schedule an appointment: (800) 621-4124, Web ID EAP4DPU

Bright Horizons

Benefits-eligible full-time and part-time faculty and staff have access to backup care services for children or adults through the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage Program. The service includes center-based and in-home care for children and adults. Co-pays and limits do apply. Employees also have access to a comprehensive database of self-pay services including nannies and sitters for the evening and weekend care, plus elder care resources, pet sitters, homework help, and more. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about back-up careRead the Bright Horizons In-Home Adult Care User Guide for details about the program's adult care services.

To register, visit the Bright Horizons website or call (877) 242-2737. You can also download the Bright Horizons App in the App Store or Google Play.

Beginning May 1, 2021, usual co-pays that apply to back-up care services provided by Bright Horizons are being waived. Benefits-eligible employees receive up to 15 days of back-up care per calendar year. 

Note: The waiver of co-pays for Bright Horizons’ services are offered as a temporary benefit for 2021. This additional benefit makes up for the period of time when Bright Horizons’ services were more significantly impacted by the pandemic.  Service co-pays are expected to resume in 2022.

Visit these local, state and national organizations that assist families seeking adult and elder care information, resources, programs and services.

Chicago Department of Senior Services
Information and resources on topics such as: independent living and addressing other forms of care.

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
City of Chicago services for individuals with disabilities.

Illinois Department of Human Services
Families in Illinois can locate basic information about various life needs.

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Catholic Charities help those in need in Chicago or the suburbs by providing food, clothing, shelter and counseling.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
A membership organization addressing quality of life issues surrounding end of life care

National Family Caregiver’s Association
An organization supporting caregivers through education, support, and empowerment.

Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving
A resource, research, and policy group dedicated to issues of long term care.

National Center on Elder Abuse
A resource center furthering the prevention of elder abuse.

Alzheimer’s Association
A resource for Alzheimer's support, care, and research.

The National Council on Aging’s Benefits Checkup

An association that provides free online tools to connect older adults with benefits that may be available to them.

Department of Health & Human Services: Eldercare Search

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects to services for older adults and their families.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

An association that helps older adults and people with disabilities to find aging resources.

This resource list is intended to provide the DePaul community with quick access to general information on local service providers and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. DePaul is not responsible for the information and services provided, and makes no representations or warranties with respect to any of their information, products, or services. The service providers are not affiliated with DePaul and you should evaluate their experience, qualifications, skills, and services in light of your own circumstances and needs.