Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Transitional Living

  • Gerald ShowalterEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_432


Supported living


A structured yet flexible system of housing and daily living designed to promote maximum levels of independence and life participation among individuals with histories of acquired brain injury.

Current Knowledge

Transitional living services are part of a comprehensive continuum of care for survivors of acquired brain injury. Transitional living environments offer supports (e.g., external supervision and structure) to help individuals compensate for residual physical and cognitive disabilities. Typically, transitional living services are provided to those who continue, beyond the acute phase of recovery, to require greater levels of assistance in completing activities of daily living than their families can provide at home. Organizations providing transitional living services make available varying levels of support across a broad range of activities and living environments in an effort to meet the unique long-term living needs of individuals with...

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References and Readings

  1. Cope, D. N., Mayer, N. H., & Cervelli, L. (2005). Development of systems of care for persons with traumatic brain injury. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 20(2), 128–142.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral SciencesUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA