After Caregiving Resources

The resources below can help caregivers maneuver through the emotional, legal, financial, and other life changes that come after day-to-day caregiving ends. Resources are divided into three categories for “After Caregiving,” but all materials may be useful for any caregiver adapting to life without their spouse, parent, relative, or close friend.


After Death


Avoid Making Big Decisions After Experiencing a Death

Begin Again - Reclaiming Life After Caregiving

End of Life Planning

Grief Letter

How to Recover and Find Strength after Losing a Parent

Practical Steps for the Early Days after a Loved One Dies

Re-Engagement Social Wellness Checklist

Tips for Moving Forward

Types of Grief - Understanding Helps Us Move Through It

What Happens to Your Debts After You Die

What Happens When Caregiving Ends

What to Expect When Grieving

When Caregiving Ends

Winding Up Legal Affairs After a Death


Moving to a Facility


Consumer Guide to Health Care

End of Life Planning

Guilt and Grief When Moving Your Loved One to a Care Facility

How Can Family Cope After a Nursing Home Placement

Moving a Parent to Assisted Living

Re-Engagement Social Wellness Checklist

Residential Care Options - Caregiving Doesn't End When Your Loved One Moves

Residential Care Options - Choosing the Right Place

Residential Care Options - Housing Options

Residential Care Options - The Right Time

Residential Care Options - Visiting Someone in Dementia Care

Three Reasons to Stop Feeling Guilty About Putting Mom in Assisted Living

Three Tips to Choose Between Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care

Tips for Moving Forward