Respite services may be planned for regular intervals or may be provided in response to an emergency or crisis situation. Respite services are designed to meet individual needs and may include care over night, weekdays, weekends, or holidays.
WHAT IS RESPITE CARE?
Respite care is an important strategy for maintaining the health and well being of both primary carers and care recipients. Respite services provide the care recipient with enjoyable activities that are appropriate for their age. These services may be provided at home or may involve community outings.
WHO IS RESPITE CARE FOR?
Respite care services are for those who are normally providing care to a loved one at home. Respite care can give you a break and provide you with the opportunity to attend to other tasks and activities on your own, safe in the knowledge that your loved one is being well cared for.