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Caregivers continue to visit and provide secondary care to their loved ones in assisted living

Secondary Caregiving: Providing Care to a Loved One in Assisted Living

When we transition a loved one to an assisted living facility, it may feel as if our role as a caregiver has ended. However, most caregivers who move a loved one into assisted living instead experience a change in their caregiving role rather than an end to this role entirely. With this change can come new responsibilities and sources of stress.

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By Julie Hayes | 02/15/2022

Making the Transition to Long Term Care a Successful Choice

Have you made the decision to transition your loved one to long-term care? This can change your role as a caregiver and return your relationship with your loved one to one that is more personal and familial. How can you make this a decision that both incorporates your loved one’s preferences and supports their personal values? This webinar will discuss important topics for this transition, including the assessment process, how to communicate with long-term care facilities and care planning.

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By Lauri Scharf | 09/01/2021

Chen, L., Ye, M., & Zhu, Q. (2019). Caring relationship development in the nursing home in Shanghai: A dyadic qualitative study. Innovation in Aging, 3(Supplement_1), S703–S704. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igz038.2587

Gaugler, J., Statz, T., Birkeland, R., Louwagie, K., Peterson, C., Zmoa, R., Emery, A., McCarron, H., Hepburn, K., Whitlatch, C., Mittelman, M., & Roth, D. (2020). The Residential Care Transition Module: A single-blinded randomized controlled evaluation of a telehealth support intervention for family caregivers of persons with dementia living in residential long-term care. BMC Geriatrics, 20(133). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01542-7

Chen, L., & Ye, M. (2020). Community Eldercare Ecology in China (1st ed. 2020 edition). Palgrave Macmillan.