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.
The following are some English-language resources that may be useful. Please note that THE MANUAL is not responsible for the content of these resources.
American Association of Retired People Persons (AARP): Provides resources and information for family caregivers
National Institute on Aging (NIA): Information for caregivers on respite care services and costs