Adult & Elder Care Resources

Adult & Elder Care Resources

Learn about the adult & elder care support services and resources UC San Francisco has to offer your family, and get peace-of-mind so you can focus on your work.


Years Ahead logo

A part of Bright Horizons Care Advantage, Years Ahead is committed to supporting families navigating the process of finding senior care that meets the needs of aging loved ones. From helping you learn the difference between independent/assisted living, nursing homes and home health care to connecting you with high-quality care providers locally or nationwide, Years Ahead also offers certified senior care advisors to speak with if additional guidance is needed – alleviating some of the stress of choosing the best senior care options for your family.

Check eligibility and learn more below.

Years Ahead – UC Faculty and Staff  See list of participating bargaining units at UCnet.
Years Ahead – UC Postdocs
Years Ahead – UCSF Students, Residents & Clinical Fellows  New!


Sittercity logo

The market leader in the online sitter space, Sittercity provides pre-screened resources for in-home everyday or occasional adult and elder care companions, housesitting, housekeeping, pet sitting and more. Convenient and easy to use, this web subscription service is free (a $140 value) to UCSF students, postdocs, faculty, residents, fellows and staff (subject to bargaining unit participation), as a component of your Bright Horizons Care Advantage benefit. View caregiver profiles and reviews, filter based on neighborhood, rates, languages and more, check references and run unlimited, free basic background checks (a $15 value). Join half a million Sittercity users across the U.S., including the more than 800 registered UCSF faculty, staff and student families and find your next caregiver today.

Check eligibility and learn more below.

Sittercity – UC Faculty and Staff  See list of participating bargaining units at UCnet.
Sittercity – UC Postdocs
Sittercity – UCSF Students, Residents & Clinical Fellows  New!


Back-Up Care logo

Eligible UCSF faculty, resident and clinical fellow families can use the Back-Up Care Advantage program to provide up to ten days of in-home or center-based emergency or temporary back-up care for adults/elders and even for employees themselves. UCSF has partnered with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, to offer this benefit on an annual enrollment basis to eligible faculty, residents and clinical fellows for rates much lower than the actual cost of care. Enrollment fee and advance registration is required.

Check eligibility and learn more below.

Back-Up Care Program – UCSF Faculty, Residents & Clinical Fellows