What is Respite Care for Seniors?
Respite care is designed to provide a short-term, temporary relief for caregivers. Care can range from a day to multiple weeks and can be administered in-home, at an Assisted Living facility, a Nursing Home, or an adult day care.
What level of care is provided?
Respite care services vary and include: companionship, home care assistance (household chores, preparing meals, etc.), personal assistance (bathing, grooming, dressing eating, etc.), and skilled care (medication, etc.).
What are the costs?
The cost of respite care varies by provider and services needed. Adult day services are typically less expensive than in-home respite care.
What are the payment options?
Long-term care insurance policies, Social Security, Medicaid, non-profit organizations, and state agencies can help offset respite care costs.