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Rhonda Montgomery, Ph.D., Professor and Endowed Chair

Department of Social Work,
1157A Enderis Hall (414) 229-3289
rm@uwm.edu

MontgomeryRhonda Montgomery (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1980) Helen Bader Endowed Chair of Applied Gerontology in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and Professor in the Department of Sociology. Prior to joining the faculty of UWM, she held positions at the University of Kansas, Wayne State University and University of Washington. Dr. Montgomery has conducted numerous regional and national studies focused on public policy, the role of the family, and the role of staff in providing long term care. She is a Faculty Scholar with the Center on Age and Community and serves on its Leadership Council and Steering Committee. Dr. Montgomery serves on the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Aging Consortium, is a mentor for the National Hartford Scholars Program, and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

Current Projects:

Tailored Caregiver Assessment and REferral (TCARESM)

Dr. Montgomery has collaborated with colleagues from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension Service; and the University of Nebraska-Omaha to develop TCARESM, an evidence-based care management process that is designed to assist care managers who work with older adults and their family caregivers.

League of Experienced Family Caregivers (LEFC)

The League of Experienced Family Caregivers (LEFC), funded by the Helen Bader Foundation and the John A. Hartford Foundation, is a registry of family caregivers who want to help others by sharing their wisdom about caring for adult family members. Family caregivers who join the registry are invited to complete one or more short questionnaires about their experiences as a caregiver. The information gathered from the questionnaires has assisted Dr. Montgomery and her research team with developing and testing measures of caregiver needs. The tested measures are being used as part of the TCARESM protocol.

Recent and Frequently Requested Publications:

  • Montgomery, R. J. V., & Kosloski, K. (Forthcoming). Pathways to a caregiver identity for older adults. Springer.
  • Montgomery, R. J. V., & Kwak, J. (2008). Tailored caregiver assessment and referral (TCARE) process: An evidence-based model for effectively supporting caregivers. American Journal of Nursing, 108(9), 54-57.
  • Montgomery, R. J. V., & Rowe, J. M. (2007). Respite. In C. Cox (Ed.), Dementia and Social Work Practice: Research and Intervention (pp. 477-509). New York: Springer.
  • Montgomery, R. J. V., Rowe, J. M., & Kosloski, K. (2007). Family caregiving. In J. A. Blackburn & C. N. Dulmus (Eds.), Handbook of gerontology: Evidence-based approaches to theory, practice, and policy (pp. 426-454): John Wiley & Sons.
  • Dobbs, D. & Montgomery, R.J.V. (2005). "Family satisfaction with residential care provision: A multi-level analysis." Journal of Applied Gerontology. November 2005.
  • Montgomery, R.J.V., Holley, L., Deichert, J., Kosloski, K.D. (2005). "A Profile of Home Care Workers From the 2000 Census: How it Changes What We Know.” Gerontologist, 45(5), 593-600.
  • Savundranayagam, M., Hummert, M., Montgomery, R.J.V. (2005). "Investigating the Effects of Communication Problems on Caregiver Burden." Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 60B (1), S48-S55.
  • Montgomery, R.J.V., Kosloski, K.D., Karner, T. (2002). “Weighing the Success of a National Alzheimer’s Disease Service Demonstration.” In Devolution and Aging Policy. Edited by F. Caro & R. Morris, New York: The Haworth Press.
  • Montgomery, R.J.V. (Ed.) (2002). A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs. New York: Haworth Press.
  • Montgomery, R.J.V. & Kosloski, K.D. (2001.) “Change, Continuity and Diversity Among Caregivers” Change, Continuity and Diversity Among Caregivers.
    Change Continuity and Diversity-Montgomery.pdf
  • Montgomery, R.J.V. & Kosloski, K.D. (2000). "Family Caregiving: Change, Continuity and Diversity." In P. Lawton and R. Rubenstein (Eds.) Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Strategies in Care and Research. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Montgomery, R.J.V. & Kosloski, K.D. (2000). "Family Caregiving: Change, Continuity and Diversity." In P. Lawton and R. Rubenstein (Eds.) Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Strategies in Care and Research. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Montgomery, R.J.V. (1999). “The Family Role in the Context of Long-Term Care.” Journal of Aging and Health, 11(3): 401-434.