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Elder Care

The Elder Care Office at the University of Kentucky is here to support you and help you save time as you navigate your way through issues involved in caring for an elderly loved one.


The goals of UK Elder Care are to provide University families with:

  • assistance in identifying current elder care needs
  • detailed and personal referrals to community services
  • a handbook on providing care to older family members
  • printed information relevant to needs, such as fact sheets
  • ongoing support to the employee, such as family counseling
  • seminars related to elder care issues

How We Can Help

Referrals: Need caregiving resources for your loved one? Let us do the 'leg' work for you. We can find resources almost anywhere in the United States. Although our office cannot endorse specific services, we can help with the selection process by answering questions and finding additional information. Contact our office at (859) 218-0457 or by email.

Resource Guides: Visit our Elder Care Resources page.

Learn about the 6 tenets of self-care for caregivers.

Contact Elder Care

The Elder Care office at UK is here to support you in caring for older loved ones.

Elder Care resources

The Elder Care Office is here to support you and help you save time as you care for a loved one.

FAQs - Elder Care

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about elder care and caregiving issues.

Meditation resources from UK Integrative Medicine & Health Services

As caregivers, we need to take time away from the complex work of caregiving, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. We need time to recharge and refocus. Meditation can help reduce stress and increase feelings of resilience.