Marriage, spousal caregiving, and a husband's move to a nursing home. A changing role for the wife?

@article{AdeRidder1993MarriageSC,
  title={Marriage, spousal caregiving, and a husband's move to a nursing home. A changing role for the wife?},
  author={L Ade-Ridder and Louise J. Kaplan},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={1993},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={
          13-23
        }
}
1. Gerontological nurses, when working with elderly couples experiencing role transitions upon nursing home placement, must attend to the needs of the healthier spouse, as well as the institutionalized patient. 2. Letting the community-dwelling wife set the tone for what her continued role will be allows her to define her marriage in a way that serves her needs at this transitory time. 3. If a woman defines herself as a wife, the nurse or nurse clinician's task may be to aid her in redefining… CONTINUE READING