Respite care is a temporary option for adults who normally have a day-to-day caregiver. At times when the caregiver can't continue their duties or needs a break, respite care provides a safe, vibrant space for the individual to stay.
Often, respite care is provided in an assisted living or memory care community. This means that respite care residents can get all the amenities and benefits others in the community do. They can:
Respite care is available during times when someone's primary caregiver is unable to provide care. This might include when the primary caregiver:
In some cases, respite care is also a good way to try out the services within an assisted living community before making a decision about a more permanent move.