What is respite care?

Respite care is a form of care services offering relief to a carer / care giver who is providing ongoing support to another person, usually a loved one. Respite care can be on a planned basis such as regular break hours for the care giver through services like home care or used in an emergency such as when a person needs extra care such as returning home after hospital. Respite care is important both for the carer / care giver and the for the carer relationship as care giving is often stressful for all involved. Learn more about what respite care is here.