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respite care

[res-pit]the short-term care of a sick person to provide a break (respite) to the regular caregiver(s). Respite care may be given in a nursing home, hospital, or even in the home by substitute care providers.

Asking for help

... Respite care is the term used to describe short-term, temporary relief for those
who are caring for family members who might otherwise need ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/caregivers/caregiving/whatyouneedtoknow/what-you-need-to-know-as-a-cancer-caregiver-asking-for-help

Who pays for hospice care?

... pays for prescriptions. You also have to pay a percentage of the bill
for inpatient respite care. (Respite care is discussed ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment/choosingyourtreatmentteam/hospicecare/hospice-care-who-pays

What does hospice care provide?

... For patients being cared for at home, hospice service may offer respite care
to allow friends and family some time away from caregiving. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment/choosingyourtreatmentteam/hospicecare/hospice-care-services

Hospice Care

... rest at home while you are cared for in ... Hospice care staff members are typically
kind and caring. ... a percentage of the bill for inpatient respite care. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002868-pdf.pdf

Support for Caregivers

... If the person being cared for cannot be left alone ... Respite care is the term used
to describe short-term ... who are caring for family members who might ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/document/acsd-007352.pdf

Wellness Along the Cancer Journey: Caregiving

... This guide offers general information about caring for a person with cancer
at ... Additionally, support services for caregivers (ie respite care), tips on ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/document/acsd-007349.pdf

Hospice Care

... Hospice care may offer them a break through respite care, ... while their loved
one is cared for in ... Staff Support: Hospice care staff members are kind ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/document/acsd-007367.pdf

Choosing hospice care

... Respite care, to allow friends and family some time away from caregiving;
Bereavement care for surviving loved ones to help them through the ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/nearingtheendoflife/nearing-the-end-of-life-hospice

Choosing a hospice care program

... For example, certain medicines and respite care may require a co-pay. ... Does
the telephone staff seem caring, patient, and competent from the first ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment/choosingyourtreatmentteam/hospicecare/hospice-care-questions

Cancer Glossary

... respite care Search [res-pit]. the short-term care of a sick person to provide
a break (respite) to the regular caregiver(s). Respite care may be given ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=r