Respite Care


What is Respite Care?

Respite care is the provision of short-term accommodation in a facility outside the home in which a loved one may be placed. This provides temporary relief to those who are caring for family members, who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.


Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid care givers of children with a developmental delay and adults with an intellectual disability in order to support and maintain the primary care giving relationship. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care.[1] The term “short break” is used in some countries to describe respite care.


Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to the health of the caregiver. 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed recently by the Commonwealth Fund reported fair or poor health, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared with only 33% of non caregivers.


Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well being, avoid or delay out-of-home placements, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. An outcome based evaluation pilot study showed that respite may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages.[2]


The Benefits of Respite Care:

cropped-daisy2.png   Prevents loved ones from being alone for extended periods of time

cropped-daisy2.png   Promotes social interaction among their own age group

cropped-daisy2.png   Helps to preserve physical and mental alertness

cropped-daisy2.png   Allows caregivers to preserve their quality of life by maintaining a social, professional, and personal life

cropped-daisy2.png   Encourages a healthy relationship between caregiver and loved one


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