Respite care refers to short-term breaks in care giving responsibilities. Respite care may mean a temporary move to an assisted living facility or nursing home, allowing a caregiver to take a vacation. Details on facility-based respite care can be learned by calling either the Director of Marketing or Director of Admissions at a facility.
Ongoing respite care can allow the caregiver the opportunity to do grocery shopping, socialize with friends, or even to exercise at a gym. It can be arranged through a variety of sources. Providers of respite care include adult day health programs, visitation by volunteers through a church or community group, or even companion care through a non-medical home care agency.