Respite and Short Term Care

father and sonThe well being of individuals and caregivers is important. Temporary, intermittent or limited reprieve for families includes respite, or short term care, offering much needed relief to both caregivers and individuals. “In respite care, a skilled care professional assumes caregiver responsibilities for a predetermined amount of time”. The option of respite care at home or in a residential care home or assisted living community may be necessary due to the specific emergency health and medical needs of an individual or other personal or family obligations of the caregiver.