Respite Care Service has various meanings and interpretations. It helps provide some relief to family caregivers or spouses. Hopefully, giving them time to do errands or go to appointments. Also, a chance to re charge from the draining experience of being a full-time caregiver.
This service can occur in many forms. Adult day care, hiring a paid Personal Care Agency or hiring another home care assistant. Because respite care is typically partial and incomplete in nature, they often leave the bulk of the care & coordination for the full-time caregiver or spouse to handle. This service is expensive at $25/hr. through an agency. If you use a daily respite care worker, that is $3000/mo. for 4 hrs. of respite a day with no consistent back up.
Respite is needed and can be a life saver for a burned-out caregiver.
Old age can be accompanied by cognitive and physical conditions that require assisted living and/or special treatment and management of the underlying conditions. One common