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Caregiving Help: 8 Respite Care Options for Family Caregivers

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
03/25/14  7:00 PM PST
Respite care for family caregivers

Family caregivers understand how stressful and tiring caregiving can sometimes be. Respite care – from small breaks to all-day care – can provide much-needed opportunities for caregiver relief and rejuvenation. Respite care options range from casual, informal agreements with friends and neighbors to in-home professional services or day services at a facility. explains the following eight ways a family caregiver can arrange respite care, including how it can help, what it costs and how to get started:

  1. Asking for Help from Family and Friends
  2. Companion Care
  3. Personal Care Assistants
  4. Adult Day Care Services
  5. Assisted Living Respite Care
  6. Caregiver Co-Ops
  7. Veterans Options
  8. Respite Locator Services

Click here to read the full article: 8 Ways to Arrange Breaks from Caregiving

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