Family Caregivers

What Is Respite Care?

Overview

Respite care is usually defined as temporary relief for family caregivers from the ongoing responsibility of caring for an individual of any age with special needs.

It is a break from caregiving for a loved one. Respite care typically involves bringing in care providers that can provide medical or companion care to the individual requiring care, so the caregiver can spend time independently of their loved one.

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Who Is A Family Caregiver?

Family caregivers are any family member, friend, or neighbor that provides regular support to an individual of any age with any special health care needs.

How Respite Care Helps

For the caregiver, For the care recipient, For the family.

Types Of Respite Care

In-home, Day program, Overnight and weekend

Types Of Respite Providers

Respite agency, Individual providers, Community organizations, Faith-based.