Outstanding Child and Elder Care Benefits

Caring for children and adult and elder relatives can be difficult; doing so while working full time can be a herculean task. That’s why organizations offer child and elder care benefits. Designed to support employees and their families, child and elder care benefits give employees the peace of mind they need to focus on their careers.

Bright Horizons is the largest provider of employer-sponsored child care — including back-up child and elder care. With over 30 years of experience, our child and elder care benefits remain second to none.

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Child Care Benefits

Working parents need reliable child care in order to stay productive and engaged. Children need social development; they need to build skills that will help them get ready for school. High-quality child care offers a win-win situation — it gives employees the support they need to focus on work, and it provides children with daily opportunities for social interaction, development of problem-solving skills, and more. 

And organizations benefit, too. When employees have access to child and elder care benefits, employee loyalty and retention rates go up. 

Elder Care Benefits

Approximately 20 million people become elder caregivers every year. Caring for a loved one isn’t just physically exhausting — it’s also an emotional rollercoaster. According to our research, employees spend an average of four years caring for an aging loved one, and 70% of caregivers will scale back their careers at some point in order to provide such care.

Elder care benefit programs can help. Providing employees with support throughout this complex, time-consuming, and emotional responsibility can give them more time to focus on their work. Plus, back-up elder care benefits, especially, can decrease employee absenteeism by giving employees a safety net for last-minute care needs.

Bright Horizons’ Child and Elder Care Benefits

Bright Horizons provides child and elder care benefits, back-up child care, company-sponsored child care, and more for employers and employees around the world — and we’ve been doing so for decades. The family education and care benefits guide and building a child care center guide provide insight for solution and vendor evaluation.

Our elder care platform allows employees to:

  • Confidentially document, store, and easily reference a care recipient's health history and care plan
  • Track and manage appointments, medicine dosages, exercise regimens, and other caregiving duties
  • Share information, communicate and stay in sync with family, in-home aides, and other members of the care team
  • Communicate with their Care Coach and share files and information
  • Reserve vetted in-home caregivers through Bright Horizons Back-Up Care (if service is available)


What is the age range for child care?

Age limits vary by center. Many centers care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, while some centers serve children up to age 12. In-home care is available for children of all ages.

What is on-site child care?


An on-site child care center is a form of daycare that is sponsored by an employer, and it’s typically located at the workplace. Often, it gives employees the ability to be more flexible with their schedules, and can also save them money if the employer provides child care subsidies. On-site child care is an excellent option for employees balancing work and parenting.

How does Bright Horizons ensure safety within child care centers?

Our child care centers follow strict health and safety guidelines that set the standard for the industry. Our centers are designed to provide a warm, welcoming, and engaging environment for children to explore, with protocols that keep them safe and secure.

Is it possible to register for both child care and elder care benefits?

Yes, employees can take advantage of both child and elder care benefits to cover their evolving dependent care needs.

Who is authorized to greet and release an in-home caregiver?

For in-home child care, an adult (18+) must be present before the caregiver can leave. This adult must be authorized to care for the child — a parent or guardian, grandparent, adult sibling, or friend of the family.

Who qualifies for elder care?

An employee can use their elder care benefit for any adult or elder relative they have to care for, including parents, in-laws, an adult child, a spouse, a sister, an uncle, etc.
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Bright Horizons is a United States–based child-care provider and is the largest provider of employer-sponsored child care. Employees looking to become a child care teacher are offered the opportunity to earn an early education degree for free as part of their corporate benefits. Search by zip to find a child care center near you. Bright Horizons Global Headquarters are in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.