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Elder Care Resources

A list of campus and community resources to assist you in caring for your family

General Campus Resources For the next year beginning Nov. 1, 2022, Virginia Tech is piloting backup child care and elder care services with, a quality, vetted, subsidized solution to help when your regular, ongoing care is unavailable. The service has flexible backup care options for children, adults, and seniors.

For employees in the New River Valley area

Adult Day Services:  Adult Day Services provides respite care offering health monitoring and therapeutic programming led by credentialed professionals (Registered Nurse, Recreational Therapist, Music Therapist) meeting participants where they are, optimizing engagement, and socialization. Adult Day Services activities and programs give the adults the opportunity to develop confidence, self-esteem, and self-expression while building on and maintaining their skills. 

  • Wallace Hall  |  (540)231-3161

Elder Care Resources: Elder care is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. It emphasizes the social and personal requirements of senior citizens who need some assistance with daily activities and health care, but who desire to age with dignity.

Giles County Adult Day Care: Adult Day Care program for adults, 18 years of age and older, who need supervision and care during the day while their caregiver(s) rest or work.

  • Pearisburg, VA  |  (540) 921-3024

Med-Ride: The Med-Ride Program uses available volunteers to provide non-emergency transport to clients in the New River Valley.

  • New River Valley  |  (540) 980-0754, (540) 980-8906

New River Valley Agency on Aging: Exists to support and enhance the lives of older adults, their families, and caregivers through advocacy, information, and services.

More on these and additional resources are available through Hokie Wellness.

Local, state, and national resources (not affiliated with Virginia Tech)

Administration on Aging Eldercare Locator:

USAging: National association supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging | (202) 872-0888

The list of resources, programs, and organizations, external and not affiliated with the university, are for informational purposes and are not endorsed by Virginia Tech. Please consult the necessary professionals, including medical and financial, to determine what is most suitable for your particular needs.