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Are you a caregiver who has received time off? Discuss how that worked and who provided the respite care.

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What is respite care?

The term respite care means care that gives the regular caregiver some time off. Respite care gives family caregivers a much-needed break. In the process, respite care reduces caregiver stress. Respite care may be provided by:

  • Home health care workers


  • Adult day-care centers


  • Short-term nursing homes


  • Assisted living homes

Respite care is essential to family caregivers. Studies show that respite care helps caregivers keep their loved ones at home for longer periods of time.

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