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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.

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

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

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

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

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

American Cancer Society Information and Support for ...

... on by the physical and emotional aspects of caring for a loved one with cancer.
Page 4. 4 ... Accessing community resources for respite care. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@highplains/documents/document/04septemberpresentationpdf.pdf

What You Need to Know as a Cancer Caregiver

... Is the yard cared for? ... They might know more who works with people caring
for those ... Respite care is the term used to describe short-term, temporary ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/acspc-027595-pdf.pdf

Nearing the End of Life

... be juggling their own children, jobs, and caring for you. ... re gone; how they will
be cared for and ... Respite care, to allow friends and family some time ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002899-pdf.pdf