Over the years, the College has demonstrated in various ways that we believe in the importance of taking care of family.
Your first resource is our enhanced Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Additionally, since November 2020 and in response to your requests, Lafayette College faculty and staff have free access to Wellthy, a caregiver support program for anyone who finds themselves managing their own care or care for a loved one. If you have a situation that requires a different level of care than what is provided through our EAP, Wellthy is your next step.
Whether you are caring for a family member, or taking care of your own health challenges, Wellthy is for you. A dedicated Wellthy Care Coordinator will provide personalized care support. By helping you tackle the administrative and logistical aspects of care, you save time, money, and stress, allowing you to better focus on all of your responsibilities and spend more quality time with the ones you love. Wellthy’s Care Coordinators partner with families regardless of conditions, who it’s for, or for how long.
Who can Wellthy support? Anyone in your circle of care — You, your spouse, your children, your parents, your grandparents, etc.
How can Wellthy help you? Wellthy can help you manage and navigate financial, medical, in-home, housing, social/emotional support, including the fine print and red tape related to:
Financial Hardship: Implement strategies for hard-working families feeling financially strained.
Medical or Emotional Challenges: Help with a new diagnosis or a chronic condition.
Child care and education: Locate child care options for before, during, and after work. Care Coordinators can evaluate and recommend babysitting resources and nanny agencies, find in-home childcare options, and explore alternatives like learning pods and nanny-sharing. They can also locate educators or tutoring programs.
Special Needs: Advocate and provide expertise for families with unique and complex needs.
Mental Health: Help for those struggling with depression, anxiety, or addiction.
Care for Older Adults: Coordinate care like filling prescriptions, arranging transportation, hiring an in-home aide, moving into a facility, implementing power of attorney, and end-of-life preparations.
Veterans Support: Help for our heroes and their families to get the care they deserve.
Medical Insurance: Find help with contesting medical bills and claims, and evaluating options.
Resources and Events: Provide on-demand webinars.
|Employee Assistance Program (EAP)||Wellthy|
|WHAT||Comprehensive Employee Support Services. Confidential advice, support, and practical solutions to real-life issues||Coordination of care services for you or anyone in your (extended) family|
|WHO||Clinical staff who offer support for counseling needs and other professionals who can help you with work life solutions.||A dedicated Care Coordinator who will provide personalized care support and guide your whole family through a care plan, advocate for your loved one, and moderate those tricky conversations|
|HOW||Counseling and Coaching (6 face to face counseling sessions per family member per year)
Peer Support Groups(Substance Abuse, Depression, Caregiving Support)
|Coordination of care and resources
for longer term issues and new or chronic condition diagnosis
Help with finding the right provider or in-patient/out-patient program, navigating in-network and out-of-network options, exploring alternative therapy options, and ongoing check-ins and support for depression, anxiety, alcoholism, other mental health issues
|Financial and Legal consultations and identity theft recovery services.
Online services such as will preparation, financial tools, home ownership program, resources and consultation
|Implement strategies for hard-working families feeling financially strained including: Advocating on appeals, bills, and financial aid applications; Exploring community-based resources and programs; Helping with a Medicaid or veteran’s benefit application; Finding alternative payment options, medication discounts, and waiver programs|
|Base level caregiving coordination support services and resources for both child and adult care||Comprehensive caregiving coordination support services and resources:
Children: evaluating and recommending babysitting resources and nanny agencies, finding in-home childcare options, and exploring alternatives like learning pods and nanny-sharing
Adults: filling prescriptions, arranging transportation, hiring an in-home aide, moving into a facility, implementing power of attorney, and end-of-life preparations