Respite care allows family caregivers to rest and renew, to help support and maintain their well-being.
What is Respite care?
Respite care is usually defined as temporary relief for family caregivers from the ongoing responsibility of caring for an individual of any age with special needs.
Respite care means that family caregivers can maintain their own health; bolster family stability and delay more costly nursing home or foster care placements.
a break for caregivers
An estimated 843,000 Coloradoans are caring for a loved one with special needs at home. Although caregiving is rewarding, it can be stressful mentally, physically, emotionally and financially. Caregivers need and deserve a break from their day-to-day caregiving duties.
How is Respite Provided?
Respite can be provided in a variety of settings:
How Respite care helps