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Respite Care

By

Debra Bakerjian

, PhD, APRN, University of California Davis

Medically Reviewed Oct 2022
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Respite care involves providing temporary care for an older person so that the regular caregiver can have a break. In the United States, over half of states have respite programs. Programs may be provided in different settings:

How long the respite care lasts may vary. Funds may come from Medicaid, grants, and private funds.

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